People in Barcelona have come together for a massive peace march with crowds of people chanting: ‘I’m not afraid.’
It was led by people who witnessed the terror attack earlier this month and helped in the aftermath, including emergency workers and taxi drivers, Metro UK reports
Barcelona police said an incredible 500,000 people turned up.A large group carried a street-long banner reading ‘no tinc por’, meaning ‘I’m not afraid’, while others held signs reading ‘no to Islamophobia’.Fifteen people were killed after two similar vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.
Incredible photos show the immense scale of the peace march, which was even joined by King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.‘No tinc por’ has been embraced as a phrase by Spain’s entire political class as a response to violence.And in a showing of unity, central, regional and local authorities walked side by side – they had been accused of not sharing information about the attackers between them.
Eight suspects believed to have been behind the attack are dead while two are in jail and facing terrorism charges.
The terror cell planned their attacks from a house in Alcanar, police said, which was accidentally blown up the night before the attacks.Meanwhile, Hafida Oukabir, the sister of two of the alleged extremists, gave an emotional speech thanking neighbours for the support shown to Muslim families in Ripoll, northern Spain.
She said: ‘We share the same grief and the (need) for an understanding of what happened.‘We must all work together to stop this from ever happening again.’
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