French President pays tribute to Nice victims

039;Nice remembers'- Tributes flood Twitter to mark the anniversary of terror attack

039;Nice remembers'- Tributes flood Twitter to mark the anniversary of terror attack

It asked the court "to order the withdrawal from sale" of the weekly news magazine, which came out Thursday, and "ban publication in all formats, notably digital", of the issue, which has angered the victims' families.

Last year, 86 people died after a truck was driven into crowds watching the Bastille Day fireworks on the Promenade des Anglais.

Stephan Gicquel, who heads the leading victims' association Fenvac, said on BFM-TV that a favorable ruling would be a "strong signal to show. there are limits", adding that "we don't need these shock pictures to understand the horror of terrorism".

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, also criticised Paris Match for publishing the images on the eve of the first anniversary of the attack.

Olivier Royant, Paris Match's editorial director, said the shots were taken at a distance, do not identify the victims or impinge on their dignity and are no different from what other media outlets have made available.

In March 2012, a gunman claiming links to al-Qaeda kills three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in Toulouse, southern France.

Paris Match defended its decision to publish the images - including ones showing a truck ploughing into the crowd where 86 people were killed and hundreds injured - saying they were meant to inform the public and ensure the victims were not forgotten.

Several non-fatal attacks, mainly on police officers throughout the country but mostly on the capital, have also been carried out.

According to the Interior Ministry, more than 130,000 security and emergency service workers have been deployed during this year's Bastille Day celebrations.

Macron has vowed to end the state of emergency by November 1 this year.

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