'Not afraid': defiant Barcelona to march against terror

Aug 28, 2017, 01:16
'Not afraid': defiant Barcelona to march against terror

The probe into the August 17-18 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils has suggested that the alleged cell leader's ties to other jihadists and his criminal record for drug trafficking may have been missed because Catalan regional police didn't have information that was in the hands of central authorities.

The loss of life from the Barcelona assault ascended from 13 to 14 on Sunday, when the Catalan government reported that a 51-year-old German lady had additionally passed on from her wounds.

A police officer gestures as he blocks a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, following a terror attack in which a white van jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district.

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King Felipe VI will also attend the march, becoming the first Spanish sovereign to take part in a demonstration since the monarchy was re-established in 1975 after the death of dictator Francisco Franco.

Hospitals in Catalonia and Zaragoza are treating 24 other people for injuries, the Catalan health department says: On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona in a show of unity, many chanting "I am not afraid".

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

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The lead marchers carried a street-wide banner with black capital letters reading "No Tinc Por", which means "I'm not afraid" in the local Catalan language.

However, some Spaniards jeered as the monarch walked by and held banners condemning the king's role in promoting military exports to Saudi Arabia - the Gulf nation being an alleged supporter of terrorism.

According to reports in Spanish media, the cell had planned a much bigger attack, with possible targets including the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí's much-loved, half-finished church in Barcelona. Four more are under investigation, two of them in jail. The men were shot dead by police.

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Barcelona police said some 500,000 people were at the march.

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