People are defiantly going about their business in Barcelona as Spain mourns terror attacks

People in Barcelona are refusing to cower in the face of terror following a horrific terror attack in the city on Thursday.

Shops reopened and people once again walked down the busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Friday, while authorities continued their search for the perpetrator.

People walked their dogs and built memorials on the site of the attack, while police kept watch and continued to cordon off parts of the street.

“Those that live here can’t believe it, because we live here, we walk here, this is our neighborhood,” Sebastiano Palumbo, an Italian architect working in the city, told Reuters as he walked his dog on Friday. “I think the best thing would be to continue, every day, doing what do.”

Take a look at the photos and videos below.


Las Ramblas was busy against on Friday morning, after a night surrounded by police tape.


Here’s a policeman removing a cordon on the street on Friday morning.


A man a read newspaper about the Las Ramblas attack — while sitting on the same street.

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Shopkeepers reopened their stalls.

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One featured placards with black ribbons on its storefront.

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The ribbon has become a symbol of mourning for the attack.


People built a memorial for the victims on the exact spot of the attack.

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The placards reads, in Spanish and Catalan: “Catalonia, place of peace.”


Other mini-memorials sprung up along the route of the attack.


Police continued to guard the streets.

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Armed police kept watch as authorities continued to search for the attack’s perpetrator.

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At the top of Las Ramblas, in Plaça Cataluña, Spain’s King Felipe and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy joined hundreds of people to observe a minute of silence.


A long applause broke out after the tribute ended.

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Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI of Spain, second and third from left in the photo.
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People chanted “No tinc por” – Catalan for “I’m not afraid” – and burst into a long applause as the tribute ended, according to USA Today. The applause lingered even as authorities left the plaza, El Pais reported.


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People also chanted their defiance at the spot where the attacker’s van came to a standstill.

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