Dutch PM Rutte tells French people "you are not alone" after attack in Nice

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives on the second day of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2020. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the French people "you are not alone" after a deadly knife attack in the southern city of Nice on Thursday.

In a French message posted on Twitter he said: "We say to the French people: In the fight against extremism you are not alone. The Netherlands stands beside you."

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alison Williams)

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