In the wake of the Nice terror attack, Twitter was flooded with users comparing the tragedy to recent activity of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Many users criticized the world for showing support for the victims of the Nice attack, yet staying silent about Black Lives Matter.
But now yall wanna speak up for nice but i dont see a #BlackLivesMatter on yo timeline how does that work?
— urfavoritehoe (@FilipCyrus) July 15, 2016
You think twice about posting the names of the people dying here in America or Black Lives Matter , but no hesitation to post about Nice
— joiya smith (@inJOI_YAlife) July 15, 2016
Wouldn’t be surprised if the nice thing was done just to take our attention of #BlackLivesMatter and police brutality
— X-avier (@MR_XMG) July 15, 2016
— G-MAN (@MAX_G_MAN) July 15, 2016
I’m seeing tweets about ppl talking about what happened in Nice but can’t speak up for black lives matter…..
— Rhesa (@stuffedWlove) July 15, 2016
People wanted to sleep on Black Lives Matter but they woke up for Pray for Nice? Alright alright.
— Panda (@plf2692) July 15, 2016
Im seeing pray for nice from people I didn’t see put black lives matter. All this death in the world only matters when it isn’t a brown body
— BLACK.LIVES.MATTER (@tamaratembo_) July 15, 2016
interesting how people are tweeting prayers for nice but didn’t say anything this past week about #BlackLivesMatter
— karis (@sunshinehelbig) July 15, 2016
What happened in Nice is horrific but I find it odd how many people speak up about certain tragedies but keep quiet for #BlackLivesMatter..
— Leanne Woodfull ♀ (@LeanneWoodfull) July 15, 2016
Others used the tragedy as an excuse to criticize the movement itself.
— Moon (@moonbeamsnajar) July 15, 2016
— ᶜʳᵃᶜᵏᵉʳ (@sqrrrt) July 15, 2016
— Nicodemus (@HeartOfPureHate) July 15, 2016
Tragic heart-shattering events like in Nice, France reveal just how shallow & irrelevant racist groups like #BlackLivesMatter really are 1/
— Steve Camp (@PastorSJCamp) July 15, 2016
So I’m wondering how long it will take until Black Lives Matter hijacks the grieving over Nice to lecture the mourners for being white.
— Iain James Robb (@IainJamesRobb) July 15, 2016
— M. Friedman Quotes (@MiltonFriedmanS) July 15, 2016
— mrbunnylamakins (@mrbunnylamakins) July 15, 2016
— Muskrat (@IIMuskratII) July 15, 2016
Thursday night’s attack left at least 84 dead and countless others injured.
“Eyewitnesses to the attack say a white truck deliberately targeted a large crowd of people and rammed into them at high speed, and then began driving about attempting to take out as many people as possible,” the Daily Caller reported. (RELATED: What We Know About The Nice Terror Attack)
After his truck was brought to a stop, the driver exited the vehicle and opened fire on the crowd before being gunned down himself.