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French PM was booed by memorial crowd in Nice

French PM was booed by memorial crowd in NiceFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed by crowds. An accident happened as he arrived for a minute’s silence to honour victims who were killed in the Nice attack.

Thousands of people lined the Nice promenade on Monday as the nation fell silent to remember those who were killed when 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a lorry through crowds celebrating Bastille Day on Thursday night.

As Valls arrived to the minute’s silence on Monday, boos erupted from the crowd. He was booed as he went to sign the book of condolence at the memorial service on the Promenade des Anglais.

Mr Valls attended the service alongside the Mayor of Nice, Philippe Pradal, the regional president Christian Estrosi and the reigning prince of nearby Monaco, Prince Albert.

The crowd cheered to celebrate the work of the emergency services. They broke in applause and raised their fists in the air when they heard the French national anthem.

The PM and his government were criticized for not doing enough to tackle terrorism in the past year. There are also reports that there were not enough police officers present on the night of Thursday’s terror attack.

Tensions are running high over the French government's handling of security in the country when it was revealed Mr Estrosi's request for more security at the event was denied despite France being in a state of emergency stemming from the Paris attacks in November.
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