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French Prime Minister Gets Booed at Site of Nice Attack


"We need a stronger prime minister with laws against radicalism."

People gather at a makeshift memorial to observe a minute of silence to honor the victims of an attack near the area where a truck mowed through revelers on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Monday, July 18, 2016. France is holding a national moment of silence for 84 people killed by a truck rampage in Nice, and thousands of people are massed on the waterfront promenade where Bastille Day celebrations became a killing field.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed in Nice, France, when a crowd gathered Sunday to remember the 84 people who died in a terror attack there last week.

Valls was at the Promenade des Anglais along with the Nice Mayor Philippe Pradal, regional president Christian Estrosi and the Monaco reigning prince, Prince Albert, according to the Independent.

Some shouted "murderer" and "resign" at the prime minister before the moment of silence for the victims, the BBC reported.

One local resident named Isabel, who did not give her last name, said she did not boo the prime minister but understands why others did: "They want him to resign because he didn't put enough police on ... I was there [on Thursday] and didn't see police."

"It's terrible to say but we need a stronger prime minister with laws against radicalism," Isabel said.

Many French citizens are upset with the way the country's Socialist Party government has handled national security since the November terror attack in Paris, which left more than 100 dead. The massacre in the City of Lights was the second Islamic State-inspired terror attack in France since January 2015, when the offices of the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" were attacked.

(H/T: Independent)

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