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    Spain: Van plows into city center in Barcelona, injuries reported in "massive crash"

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    MADRID (Reuters) - A van has crashed into dozens of people in Barcelona's city center, local police said on Wednesday.

    There were several injured in a "massive crash", police said on Twitter. Catalan emergency services said people should not go to the area around Placa Catalunya

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sp...-idUSKCN1AX1W6

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    Oh no.

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    Two dead’ in Barcelona terror attack after van crashes into pedestrians in Las Ramblas tourist district before ‘two gunmen storm restaurant’

    Dozens of people hurt after a van drove into crowds of people in Barcelona amid reports of gunshots nearby
    Emergency services have rushed to the scene near the Las Ramblas tourist area as people urged to stay away
    The driver of the van is thought to have fled after ploughing into pedestrians outside a kosher (is this what I think it might be?)restaurant


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    Also, TV3 of Spain reports that there are two armed people in a restaurant with hostages.

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    Not again!! Argh


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    Turkish restaurant in different part of the city where 2 armed people are holding hostages

    No confirmation yet that incidents connected

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    I was in Barcelona a few months ago. Beautiful city, quite liberal politically (they have recently outlawed bull fighting, as an example, contrary to the rest of Spain, and are in the process of renovating the Barcelona bull ring into a shopping mall.)

    Most from Barcelona indentify first and foremost as Catalunyans (Catalonia), even before being Spanish or from Barcelona. Catalonia flags are everywhere, from balconies, stores, etc.

    They have been very welcoming to Syrian and middle east refugees, and there are lettered signs and demonstrations to that end. There is a sizable muslim immigrant poplulation.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39017265

    I know it isn't good to jump to conclusions so early in a tragedy, but sadly, my impression is that this will end up being a gruesome terror attack. All the signs are pointing to this, IMO.

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    Las Ramblas is a long pedestrian avenue with upscale shops, tourist shops, restaurants, etc. Maybe 2-3 km long at least, as I recall.

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    Aug 17 2017, 11:48 am ET

    Van Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona Causing Multiple Injuries

    by Tom Winter, Alexander Smith and Jon Schuppe

    Several people were hurt Thursday in Barcelona when a van struck pedestrians in the city's Las Ramblas section, police said.

    Police said it wasn't clear whether the collision was accidental or intentional. There have been a number of terror-related car attacks in Europe in recent months...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/va...celona-n793506

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    Video here of the aftermath. I am not posting it *WARNING* as it is very graphic.


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    Sky News reporting Barcelona police say likely terrorist incident

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Z View Post
    I was in Barcelona a few months ago. Beautiful city, quite liberal politically (they have recently outlawed bull fighting, as an example, contrary to the rest of Spain, and are in the process of renovating the Barcelona bull ring into a shopping mall.)

    Most from Barcelona indentify first and foremost as Catalunyans (Catalonia), even before being Spanish or from Barcelona. Catalonia flags are everywhere, from balconies, stores, etc.

    They have been very welcoming to Syrian and middle east refugees, and there are lettered signs and demonstrations to that end. There is a sizable muslim immigrant poplulation.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39017265

    I know it isn't good to jump to conclusions so early in a tragedy, but sadly, my impression is that this will end up being a gruesome terror attack. All the signs are pointing to this, IMO.
    Thank you for the background. It really helps to get an idea of the population and culture of the people living there.

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    Sadly I have to agree that all signs are pointing to terrorism being involved in at least one if not both of the incidents being reported.
    1=auto crash into pedestrians
    2=reports of hostages being held in a business

    http://www.newsweek.com/barcelona-cr...ramblas-651914

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    Thank you for the news updates CARIIS and everyone. Terrible tragedy I'm so sick of these idiots attacking and achieving nothing but misery. May the victims Rest In Peace and the injured recover.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

    There is no excuse for human or animal abuse.

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