Barcelona Terror Attack: Barack Obama, Estelle and More React [VIDEO]
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Authorities in Barcelona, Spain report that 12 people were killed and over 80 were injured in what is being called a terror attack when a white van ran down pedestrians for seven city blocks this afternoon (Aug. 17).
The incident occurred in the popular tourist center Las Ramblas in Barcelona. According to CBS News, two suspects have been arrested and a third died in a shootout with police. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
Following the tragic event, several musicians, celebrities and politicians, including former president Barack Obama, R&B singer Estelle, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and others went on Twitter to condemn the attack and express their condolences with the Spanish city.
“Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo,” tweeted Obama.
Read the reactions below.
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2017
— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) August 17, 2017
Just read what happened in Barcelona. My condolences go out to the families effected. #PrayforBarcelona
— Keith Powers (@KeithTPowers) August 17, 2017
My heart bleeds for #Barcelona, one of my favorite cities and favorite people in the world. Damn terrorists to hell, foreign and domestic.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 17, 2017
All my love to Barcelona today.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 17, 2017
White supremacists claimed responsibility for Charlottesville. ISIS claimed responsibility for Barcelona. @POTUS believes only the latter.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 17, 2017
The intentions and actions of good people will outweigh the intentions and actions of terrorists – foreign and domestic. It's universal law.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 17, 2017
My thoughts are with the people of Barcelona, the victims of this horrific terror attack and their families.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 17, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Barcelona
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) August 17, 2017
our thoughts are with Barcelona. sending you all our love ❤️
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) August 17, 2017