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Local French community reacts to terror attack in Nice, France

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It has been eight months since the terror attacks in Paris traumatized many around the world, and now members of the local French community find themselves coming together again at a time like this.

At the St. Honoré Bakery, people of all backgrounds came together to celebrate Bastille Day by enjoying fresh baked goods and listening to music from a French artist. His songs are about love, spirituality and social justice.

Fox 12 spoke to the French native whom found solace in knowing his friends and family at home are okay.

"I think the less we talk about those things now, it's really sad, and its been happening on a regular basis, so what I think those guys are also looking for is exposure so the less we talk about it the better in a way," said Eric John Kaiser.

The bar manager at St. Honoré, Wes Aguas, said it was sad having to turn on the TVs at the shop this afternoon to see what played out during the attacks. He said the best thing he and his crew could do was to focus on celebrating what many call Frances most important holiday than give light to a tragedy.

"We just switched it over so the kids wouldn't have to hear or see that kind of thing and kind of keep the spirits up here and not focus on that kind of tragedy," said Aguas.

French natives in Portland told Fox 12 the idea of celebrating Bastille Day is to hold on to their culture even when they're far away.

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