King Felipe of Spain shows solidarity for victims of Barcelona attack

King Felipe VI of Spain led a minute of silence on Friday, August 18, in honor of the victims of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The 49-year-old monarch traveled to Barcelona less than a day after a van plowed into crowds in the city’s popular Las Ramblas area, which left 13 dead and injured more than 100.

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The Spanish monarch led a minute of silence in honor of the Barcelona attack victims Photo: House of SM the King

Queen Letizia’s husband was on hand to show solidarity for the victims. Following the minute of silence the crowds began to clap and chant “I am not afraid,” according to NBC News. The King and Queen are scheduled to meet with those who were wounded from the Barcelona attack at different hospitals on Saturday to personally express their “affection and best wishes for recovery.”

After the attack on August 17, the His Majesty sent a message via the Spanish Royal Court’s Twitter account that stated in Spanish: “They are murderers, just criminals who will not terrify us. All Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will be back to everyone.”

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His Majesty traveled to Barcelona less than a day after the attack Photo: House of SM the King

Hours after a car barreled into pedestrians in Barcelona, a second incident took place in the beachside town of Cambrils, where police shot and killed five suspected terrorists who were attempting to replicate the Barcelona attack. Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that one woman was killed.

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