Watch Star Wars fans sing La Marseillaise in tribute to Nice attack victims

The rendition took place during Star Wars convention Celebration Europe

A touching video has captured the moment that Star Wars fans began an impromptu rendition of La Marseillaise in tribute to the victims of Thursday night’s terror attack in Nice.

The emotional rendition of the French national anthem took place yesterday during Star Wars convention Celebration Europe, less than 24 hours after a truck driver killed 84 people when he ploughed into a crowd of people as they celebrated Bastille Day.

The tribute came during a panel with actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

She was among those leading the tributes at the convention, held at London’s ExCel exhibition centre.

Shortly before leading a moment’s silence, Christie said: “I’d like to just take a moment. It’s impossible to sit here today at celebration, particularly at an event called Celebration, without thinking of the terrible events that happened not far from here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHbvN8FS06k

“On behalf of everyone, our hearts go out to the people in Nice and France. I know there are so many people here.

“I’d like us all to take a moment to send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”

A section of the crowd were then heard to break out into the anthem, with Christie seen applauding their efforts.

The convention, which is taking place until Sunday, has also seen the release of a behind-the-scenes featurette for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the spin-off which is being released in December this year.