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'Not afraid': defiant Barcelona to march against terror

'Not afraid': defiant Barcelona to march against terror”

They marched together with people who witnessed the attack first hand, including residents and store owners in La Rambla, and taxi drivers and emergency workers who helped victims in the aftermath of the attack. 14 people died in Barcelona, two others died during the drivers getaway and in a separate vehicle and knife attack in the Catalan coastal resort of Cambrils.

"There, with all of Catalan society and all of Spain... we will once again give a clear message of unity and condemnation of terrorism, and of love for the city of Barcelona", he added.

The attacks on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona and in the seaside resort of Cambrils left around 120 wounded.

Some demonstrators carried banners, reading "Felipe people who want peace don't deal in weapons", "Mariano we want peace, not arms sales" in both English and Catalan languages, condemning authorities for arms sales to foreign states, accused for supporting terrorism, including Saudi Arabia.

The phrase has grown from a spontaneous civic answer to violence into a slogan that Spain's entire political class has unanimously embraced.

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"This morning a 51-year-old German woman died after being treated in a critical condition in hospital", said a statement from the region's civil defence. Six of them were killed by police and two were killed in an explosion in the terrorists' bomb factory In Alcanar.

King Felipe was booed when he joined a memorial march on Saturday.

In the northeastern town of Ripoll, home for numerous attackers, members of the local Muslim community and other residents gathered on Saturday in a central square to condemn the deadly attacks. Four more are under investigation, two of them in jail.

Following a week dominated by the response to the deadly attacks in and near Barcelona, Colau told reporters she wanted the "streets of Barcelona to be overflown by people".

A further two men have been freed, while police say the other eight members of the terror cell are all dead.



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