Spain’s King Felilpe and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy joined thousands of people at Barcelona’s main square on Friday for a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of the Catalonia terror attacks.
At noon, the Placa de Catalunya was packed with people eager to pay tribute to the 14 dead and 130 injured in the twin attacks in Barcelona and the town of Cambrils.
Victims came from more than 30 countries – from France to Pakistan, from Argentina to Australia.
“I’m not afraid’ people shouted in Catalan.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe join crowds in Barcelona to remember those killed in yesterday's terror attack pic.twitter.com/xdQa1Y3Oi8— NBC News (@NBCNews) 18 août 2017
Children are among those reported dead or missing in this, the latest in a string of deadly vehicle attacks on civilians across Europe.
Killers used an easily obtained weapon against the easiest of targets.
ISIL said the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday’s rampage along Barcelona’s most famous avenue, which was thronged with tourists enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the summer season.
Barcelona observes a minute of silence in solidarity with the victims. Peace, freedom and democracy will prevail. https://t.co/SAEqZicPsM— Catalan Government (@catalangov) 18 août 2017