- Title: People in Germany react to Barcelona attack
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: VARIOUS OF NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGES REPORTING ON ATTACK IN BARCELONA
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 11:53
- Keywords: Barcelona attack reactions travellers
- Location: MUNICH, BERLIN; GERMANY
- City: MUNICH, BERLIN; GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0026UOOUH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Travellers from Barcelona arriving at Munich Airport on Friday (August 18) told Reuters "it was a relief to leave the town" and that there was a heavy police presence throughout the city due to yesterday's terrorist attacks in the Spanish region of Catalonia. One traveller said he had been working in a shop near the site of the attack and had sheltered people there on Thursday evening (August 17).
Reuters TV also spoke to people.
Germans also expressed their shock about the attacks as they visited the memorial on Berlin's Breitscheidplatz, where a similar attack killed 11 people at a Christmas market last year. Passers-by said that despite concern about similar attacks, they felt it was important not to let themselves be frightened by what happened.
Spanish and EU flags have also been lowered to half-mast at the Spanish embassy in Berlin.
On Thursday (August 17) a van drove into crowds on the La Rambla street in the city centre of Barcelona, leaving 13 dead and more than one hundred wounded. A car also drove into a crowd in the coastal town of Cambrils, injuring seven people. One woman has since died of her injuries from the attack in Cambrils according to the Catalonian emergency services, bringing the total death toll for both attacks to 14.
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