- Title: Madrid mourns Barcelona attack victims
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (AUGUST 18, 2017) (REUTERS) PARLIAMENT BUILDING/ LAWMAKERS STANDING OUTSIDE FOR MINUTE SILENCE VARIOUS OF LAWMAKERS DURING MINUTE SILENCE LAWMAKERS APPLAUDING AT END OF MINUTE SILENCE WIDE OF LAWMAKERS APPLAUDING AT END OF MINUTE SILENCE SPANISH FLAG FLAYING AT HALF-MAST SPANISH FLAG AT HALF-MAST EXTERIOR OF CENTRAL BANK OF SPAIN TWO SPANISH FLAGS FLYING AT HALF-MAST SPANISH FLAG AT HALF-MAST SPANISH FLAG AT HALF-MAST EXTERIOR OF CENTRAL BANK OF SPAIN SPANISH FLAG AT HALF-MAST EXTERIOR OF SPAIN'S NATIONAL LIBRARY SPANISH FLAG AT HALF-MAST (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MADRID RESIDENT, BELEN, SAYING: "I feel bad because the city (Barcelona) is part of us, I have family there, I have memories there. It creates fear, fear of taking public transport and being in the city, but we have to carry on, we can't do otherwise. Remove it from our minds and carry on." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RETIRED MADRID RESIDENT JULIO ORTEGA, 70, SAYING: "It's shameful. They have done what they have done in other parts of Europe, take out innocent people, people that are walking peacefully on the streets and don't bother anyone. What is happening is shameful." FLAG FLYING AT HALF-MAST
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 11:44
- Keywords: Barcelona attack parliament minute of silence Madrid Barcelona Las Ramblas promenade attack flags at half mast
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0016UOPM4N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Spanish flags flew at half-mast in all of the government buildings in Madrid and lawmakers held a minute silence on Friday (August 18) following the attack in Barcelona where an Islamist militant drove a van into a tourist hotspot, killing 13 and wounding scores.
Residents in the capital condemned Thursday's (August 17) attack in Barcelona, saying they were concerned for their over-all security, but remained defiant and vowed to carry on with their daily lives.
Islamic State said the perpetrators of the attack along, Las Ramblas, had been responding to its call for action, rampaging along Barcelona's most famous avenue, which was thronged with holiday-makers enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the tourist season.
A sweeping anti-terrorism operation was launched after the attack with police shooting dead five would-be attackers in Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona.
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