The Brazilian-born mum-of-3 was attending Mass at the Notre Dame basilica as the attack began
Simone Barreto Silva, 44, staggered into a nearby burger bar before dying of her knife wounds.
Forensic officers work at night in front of Notre Dame Basilica (Picture: Getty Images)Just hours later, police managed tostop a fourth knife attack near a church in a north-western suburb of Parisat about midday.After visiting Nice yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron said: ‘If we are attacked once again it is for the values which are ours: freedom, for the possibility on our soil to believe freely and not to give in to any spirit of terror.
‘I say it with great clarity once again today: we won’t surrender anything.’Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi said: ‘Enough is enough… it’s time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our country.’
It is not known whether all of yesterday’s attacks were connected.Vincent Loquès, 54, was also among those killed in the Nice knife attackMourners took to the streets to show solidarity with the victims (Picture: LLP/GoffPhotos.com)Fench President Emmanuel Macron said the nation ‘wont surrender’ (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
France is still reeling from thebeheading of 47-year-old Samuel Patyin a suburb of Paris on October 16.It is thought the attack was punishment after the history teacher showed students controversial cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as part of a discussion on free speech.
The following day, French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters: ‘One of our fellow citizens was assassinated today because he was teaching, he was teaching pupils about freedom of expression, the freedom to believe or not believe.AdvertisementAdvertisement
‘Our compatriot was cowardly attacked, was the victim of an Islamist terrorist attack.’He later said France would not ‘renounce the caricatures’ and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad from French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were projected onto government buildings last week.Read more: Metro »
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Heart breaking. Horrible fuckers My condolences to her and the other victims families. How tragic. longlongroad3 This is heartbreaking 💔💔😥 TBayfield CorbynistaTeen Her words won’t travel around the world like ‘I can’t breath’ because she’s not a repeat offending criminal resisting arrest. BatemanJoy Rest in peace poor soul. I could weep at the sheer futility of it. That lovely lady . Now her children have no mother. 😞
How was this allowed to happen? Don't authorities do surveillance anymore R.I.P.🥀 RIP Angel. May the murderer know no peace - ever. Heartbreaking 🙏🏾Xxx Shocking. IStandWithFrance
Mum told medics to 'tell my kids I love them' as she died in Nice attackPolice sources have named the suspect - who killed three people inside the Notre Dame basilica in Nice - as Brahim Aoussaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian who was carrying forged Red Cross papers RIP 😇 She was just 44 years of age and leaves 3 children its so 💔 sensyjager That’s diversity for you. The left always say our doors are open, these people have lived completely differently to us and life is unfortunately very cheap where they come from. The more we let in, the more they will kill.
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