French ambassador learned of Nice attack as 900 Bastille Day well-wishers arrived at his door

'There’s a reason they have chosen the day of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The best answer is to stand up,' says Nicolas Chapuis shortly after learning of the attack in France Thursday evening.

French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis speaks to a crowd of 900 guests celebrating Bastille Day outside his embassy, after just learning that 'something' had happened in France. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

By CHELSEA NASH

PUBLISHED : Friday, July 15, 2016 1:38 PM

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