Heartbreaking drawings depict anguish after Nice attack
Dozens of heartbreaking cartoons were published online Friday as French and European artists struggled to capture the agony felt by millions after 84 people were killed in a horrific attack in Nice, France.
Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel — a Tunisian man living in France — drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront Thursday night, killing at least 84 and injuring 202 people. Twenty-five remain on life support and another 52 are in critical condition as a result of the horrifying rampage.
Many French cartoonists sketched images of a country in mourning; not only did the attack take place on a day of national pride (Bastille Day), but it marked the third mass-casualty event on French soil in 18 months.
Those who shared drawings after the Charlie Hebdo attack, the November 2015 attacks in Paris and the March 2016 attack in Brussels, Belgium, expressed great sadness over the need for yet another sketch in memoriam.
“To be an artist today is not know what to draw in front of horror,” said French cartoonist Rakidd.
“Again? But I had not yet finished the last,” read the text of a drawing by French illustrator Forest.
Others used the beach town’s iconic name to spread messages of hope.
Some showed solidarity with other countries that have recently been rocked by acts of terror.
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