A statement from GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer on the attacks in Nice

The European United Left/Nordic Green Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of the Nice attacks. Our thoughts are very much with their families and friends during this difficult time.

We stand firm in solidarity with the people in France today and we condemn in the strongest possible term this attack on innocent civilians.

There is never any justification for such an appalling loss of life. However, we appeal to all sides to refrain from acting with haste and blaming individuals or groups until we have established all the facts.

We need unity more than ever during this moment – we must never allow terrorism to divide us.