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Spaniards are minute silence to attack Barcelona

Spaniards are minute silence to attack Barcelona

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On several places in Spain is Friday at 12: 00 a minute’s silence held in remembrance of the attack in which thirteen deaths and more than a hundred injured.

In Barcelona there were thousands of people, members of the Spanish government, king Felipe and other dignitaries gathered in the Plaza de Cataluña for a ceremony.

After a minute of silence, there was a minutes applause and cried a lot of people the motto “No tinc por”, Catalan for “We are not afraid.” On the Ramblas, where a day earlier a van at pedestrians, rammed, after a minute of silence, many people collected, and they lay flowers down.

The meeting, barely a hundred metres from the Ramblas, it was with a lot of security measures surrounded. The authorities had people called up to walk to the ceremony to come, and no bags to carry.

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Interested parties gather at Placa Catalunya for the commemoration of the attack in Barcelona.
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The Spanish king Felipe is also present during the commemoration.
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Bystanders put flowers and candles down.
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Bystanders seek solace in each other.
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The Spanish flag hangs at half mast at the Spanish embassy.
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After the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy three days of national mourning was declared.
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Friday hanging Spanish flags worldwide at half mast, including at the main building of the European Commission in Brussels. Also workers in the building also took a minute in silence. “We are all shocked and hurt”, said EU commissioner Corina Crețu.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has also joined. “The EU is in mourning for the victims of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrills. We will not forget them.”

In Dutch town halls in the large cities of Rotterdam, Den Haag, Amsterdam and Utrecht depends on the Spanish flag at half mast. Around noon were about twenty people, mostly embassy officials, a minute of silence for the embassy.

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Mourning

The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has three days of national mourning was declared. Spain lives with the victims and their families, said Rajoy. He said: “Terrorists will never be a united people overcome that the freedom to prefer barbarity”.

More than a hundred victims of the attack on the Ramblas in Barcelona are Friday morning in the hospital. They were a day earlier on the pedestrian walkway by a van aangreden. The police has three suspects arrested for involvement in the attack.

In a terreuractie later on Friday in the Spanish coastal town of Cambrils attacked seven victims. The five suspected terrorists were killed. According to the police, both incidents to do with each other.

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Background: This we know about the attack in Barcelona

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