Gov. Edwards calls for unity following attack in Nice, France

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement Thursday night calling for unity after 84 people were killed and 201 were injured in a terror attack in Nice, France.

Below is Edward’s statement:

For the French people, today is about unity.  Louisiana and France have, perhaps, one of the oldest and strongest bonds.  Our culture is shaped by this historic relationship, and the peace and security of both of our nations are intertwined.  There is no question about it – we stand firmly behind the people of France in the wake of this unconscionable act of hate and terrorism.  There is no place for it. Donna and I join the people of Louisiana in sending our thoughts, prayers, and support to the French people as they make sense of a second deplorable act of terrorism in less than one year.

“Louisiana and this nation have had a week of tragedy, but even in the wake of our own sadness, we stand united against terrorism and in solidarity with the people of France.”