The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, called the incident a terrorist attack. "He shouted 'Allahu Akbar', even when he received medical assistance after his arrest. We need to eradicate Islamic fascism throughout the country at any cost," Christian Estrosi is quoted as saying by the telegram channel of the Podyem publication.
Christian Estrosi also ordered the closure of all churches in the city. In turn, the head of the French Ministry of Internal Affairs Gerald Darmanen said that after a conversation with the mayor of Nice he had an emergency meeting about what had happened in the city. And in Saudi Arabia, a local resident was arrested, who attacked the guard of the French consulate in Jeddah with a knife, theins.ru reports . The attacks took place against the backdrop of aggravated relations between France and Turkey over the disputes over Islam. The conflict began after the first brutal murder of a teacher in Paris, which happened on October 16.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the introduction of the maximum level of terrorist threat in the country, - REN TV notes.
A group of participants in single pickets has gathered at the French Embassy in Moscow, the newspaper Podyem reports. According to one of the protesters, who came to the diplomatic mission with a poster against the cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo, he cannot go to France and express to President Macron his disagreement with his policy towards Muslims and the publication of cartoons of the prophet. But other adherents of Islam, he said, "cannot contain themselves" - this is how he believes the 25-year-old detainee who killed three residents of Nice today. "A person may not be able to cope with his rage. This is all very insulting. More than an insult said to your face. And someone has not coped with it now - and now he is a terrorist attack." At the French Embassy in Moscow today they also shouted "Allahu Akbar!"
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, assessing today's terrorist attacks in France, said that "insulting the feelings of believers is unacceptable, as well as killing people".