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Nice terror: People urged to don black for vigil in heart of Belfast

By Nevin Farrell

People planning to attend a vigil at Belfast City Hall to show solidarity with Nice in the wake of the attack that left more than 80 dead have been asked to wear black.

One of the organisers - Belfast author Alicia V Perry - said the event is being held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm tonight.

Alicia said there will be speakers and singing, and candles will be lit in the shape of a heart for those who died.

She explained: "When this happened it just made me so sad and I wanted to do something.

"I have friends here who are French and work in the La Bastille restaurant on the Lisburn Road, and just knowing them and the culture I felt like I wanted to do something."

Alicia also hopes to have local politicians supporting the event.

"We are encouraging people to wear black as a mark of respect were possible and to bring French flags or signs of messages of support," she added.

A book of condolence will also be opened for victims of the Nice terror attack at Belfast City Hall.

It is expected to be available from 11am in the main entrance hall.

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