The French community in Hong Kong came together on Saturday to pay their respects to the 84 people killed in last week’s Bastille Day attack in Nice.
The gathering took place in Tamar Park, with mourners laying out the French flag and lighting candles of remembrance. Attendees then observed a minute’s silence before joining together to sing the national anthem of France, La Marseillaise.
Following on from the attacks, a book of condolence has been opened at the Consulat General de France in Admiralty. The book will be open for the public to sign from July 18 – July 20, between 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm.
Eric Berti, the Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, offered his own personal condolences to the victims’ families and offered support to anyone that has been affected, both in Hong Kong and in France.
The French community in Hong Kong is the largest in Asia, with an estimated 20- 25,000 French nationals living in the territory.