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Spanish royal family leads reactions to Barcelona terrorist attack

Following Thursday’s horrific terror attack in Barcelona, the Spanish Royal Court released a statement condemning the deadly incident noting that the people of Spain will not be left afraid.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe are the reigning monarch of Spain Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

“They are murderers, just criminals who will not terrify us. All Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will be back to everyone,” the tweet posted on the royal family’s Twitter account read in Spanish.

A van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona on August 17 Photo: OSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

A van plowed into pedestrians on August 17 in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas area, which is frequented by tourists. Catalan government's minister of the interior, Joaquim Forn, said 13 individuals were killed in the attack while more than 50 are injured. 

King Abdullah of Jordan also reacted to the attack. The Royal Hashemite Court tweeted, “His Majesty King Abdullah II condemns the deadly attack in #Barcelona #Jordan.” Aside from royals, a number of celebrities have also taken to social media to share their sorrow over the incident. Scroll below to read.

Jennifer Lopez

Josephine Skriver

 

Antonio Banderas

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Gerard Piqué

 

Leo Messi

 

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