Cinemas will remain shut in Nice over the weekend as the state of emergency has been extended in France following the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice Thursday night that has left at least 84 people dead. French President Francois Hollande had initially announced in a Bastille Speech- before the terrible events in Nice took place- that the state of emergency, which allows law enforcement enhanced measures to arrest and detain suspects, were to be lifted on July 26. The state of emergency was introduced following the Paris attacks last November. Three days of national mourning have also been announced.
Neighbouring Cannes, which recently witnessed a huge security operation for the annual film festival in May, has also cancelled a number of events out of respect to the victims of Thursday’s attack. Rihanna announced she had cancelled her concert, originally scheduled for Friday evening in Nice.
The Bastille Day weekend traditionally reps one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year in France, with the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region one of Europe’s most popular tourist hotspots.