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Hours after deadly Manhattan truck attack, New Yorkers turn out in force for Halloween parade

On Tuesday afternoon, a man in a rented Home Depot truck — identified by news organizations as 29-year-old Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov — drove into a bike lane in lower Manhattan, killing eight people, including five Argentine tourists and one Belgian. It is being called the biggest terrorist attack in New York City since 2001. Hours later, thousands of New Yorkers turned up to march in the annual Halloween parade, including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New Yorkers are in mourning after the attack, CNN's Brynn Gingras reports, but it was important for the city and its residents that the parade was not canceled and that swells of people turned out hours after the attack to celebrate and, in the words of GOP pollster Frank Luntz, give "the biggest middle finger to terrorists." Peter Weber