Woman holding sign against terrorism in Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey
Woman holding a sign against terrorism in Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey

Today, in the same location where a terrorist’s van killed 13 pedestrians, thousands of people marched in defiance against terrorism.

Las Ramblas Streets were packed full of people chanting and waving banners and flags.

Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey
Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey

Makeshift memorials were made in the spots where the dead had previously laid. Many of these spots were formed by family members of the deceased, who had laid down the individuals belongings with flowers and candles. By the end of the march, the memorials had grown with gifts from crowd members paying their respects.


Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey
Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey

Amongst the gifts were stuffed animals and kids toys to remember the small children that had been killed.

Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey
Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey

A somber mood could be felt all around, but we must remember that everyone that came out today took a risk during an ongoing terrorist incident.

Woman holding a sign with the hashtag "NotInMyName" in Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey
Woman holding a sign with the hashtag “NotInMyName” in Las Ramblas memorial. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey

It was truly a defiant act.



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