Bastille Day massacre stokes Nice's bitter divisions


The Bastille Day attack in Nice, when a Tunisian immigrant from the city drove a truck into crowds walking the seafront Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 people, has heightened the already prevalent racial and social tensions in the Riviera capital. Ellen Salvi reports from Nice, where local politicians have long fuelled the fires of division that threaten to engulf the city.

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In this city of 343,000 inhabitants, the fifth largest in France, the hard- and far-right have a long history of local rule.