Wembley lights up in solidarity with Nice lorry attack victims

Wembley Stadium is lit up in solidarity with France after a lorry driver ploughed through a Bastille

Wembley Stadium is lit up in solidarity with France after a lorry driver ploughed through a Bastille Day celebration in Nice killing at least 84 people with more than 150 taken to hospital (Pic: Orla McGreevy) - Credit: Archant

Both the stadium and arena in Wembley are lit up in red, white and blue in solidarity with France after crowds out celebrating in Nice were killed and injured in a lorry attack.

Wembley SSE Arena is lit up in solidarity with France after a lorry driver ploughed through a Bastil

Wembley SSE Arena is lit up in solidarity with France after a lorry driver ploughed through a Bastille Day celebration in Nice killing at least 84 people with more than 150 taken to hospital (Pic: Orla McGreevy) - Credit: Archant

At least 84 people have died and more than 180 taken to hospital after a lorry ploughed into a crowd celebrating the country’s Bastille Day at 11pm last night.

The driver of the lorry was shot dead by police after crushing people for more than a mile.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said: “Shockingly we once again find ourselves in a sense of devastation after the brutal, evil act committed in France.

“Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences are with the people of Nice and the French community both in France and here in Brent - especially all of the families who have been affected by this terrible atrocity.

“We also wish the many injured and wounded in the attack a full recovery and continue to pray for those who are fighting for their lives.

“Regardless of who we are now is the time to take on those who wish to divide us and for all of us to speak up with a united voice.

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“We should and will never allow hate to win, as our drive to live peacefully side-by-side is far stronger that their aim of division and hate.”

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