Thousands turn out in Nice in homage to executed French hostage

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The rally in the hometown of the hostage beheaded by Algerian Islamists, came as flags were lowered to halfmast across France in mourning.

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Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Hervé Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group, reports FRANCE 24.