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Old 17-08-2017, 04:42 PM   #1
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A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.

Spanish police say several people have been injured in a "massive crash", while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça Catalunya.

Reports from the scene say people are taking cover in nearby shops and cafes.

Reuters news agency reports that emergency services have requested the closure of local metro and train stations.

Marc Esparcia, a 20-year-old student who lives in Barcelona, told the BBC: "There was a loud noise and everybody ran for cover. There were a lot people, lots of families [at the site], this is one of the most visited sites in Barcelona.

"I think several people were hit. It was horrible, there was panic. Terrible."
He said he was now taking cover inside a Starbucks coffee shop.
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La Ramblas is one of the biggest tourist spots in Europe, takes forever walking up there because of how many people there always is. Hopefully there will be no casualties.
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Old 17-08-2017, 04:43 PM   #2
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They are saying two armed men have entered a restaurant hope that is not true
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Terrible, hope it's not terrorism
The worrying thing seems to be that this has simply caught on as a method of attack. Of course when it's not an accident it's always "terrorism" in the broadest sense of the word... but it's certainly not confined to one group and doesn't seem to even necessarily involve ANY ideologies. It seems like (somehow) in 100 years of motor vehicles, people en masse hadn't realised that 2+ tonnes of metal travelling at speed makes a very effective weapon, and now they suddenly have and people are increasingly using that weapon. Really worrying tbh.
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Really worrying news. Having been there myself, I know how busy that area can be. Hopefully no major casualties.
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Old 17-08-2017, 04:58 PM   #8
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I know how terrifying it is and sad to see it happening again.
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The worrying thing seems to be that this has simply caught on as a method of attack. Of course when it's not an accident it's always "terrorism" in the broadest sense of the word... but it's certainly not confined to one group and doesn't seem to even necessarily involve ANY ideologies. It seems like (somehow) in 100 years of motor vehicles, people en masse hadn't realised that 2+ tonnes of metal travelling at speed makes a very effective weapon, and now they suddenly have and people are increasingly using that weapon. Really worrying tbh.
Running people over seemed to start at least in Europe with running over Lee Rigby RIP, from there it seems to have developed, its very effective and undetectable until it's too late
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The worrying thing seems to be that this has simply caught on as a method of attack. Of course when it's not an accident it's always "terrorism" in the broadest sense of the word... but it's certainly not confined to one group and doesn't seem to even necessarily involve ANY ideologies. It seems like (somehow) in 100 years of motor vehicles, people en masse hadn't realised that 2+ tonnes of metal travelling at speed makes a very effective weapon, and now they suddenly have and people are increasingly using that weapon. Really worrying tbh.
It's scary, methods of attacks have devolved in such a way that it makes it more difficult to track. Law enforcement agencies can track the sales of weapons and suspicious materials that can be used in bombs but what can they do if someone decides to get into a car and drive through a crowd?
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Running people over seemed to start at least in Europe with running over Lee Rigby RIP, from there it seems to have developed, its very effective and undetectable until it's too late
From what i remember hearing on some documentary a while ago it used to be a method used by Palestinians in Israel.They'd plough down groups of Israelies who were at bus stops etc.Then ISIS adopted it in Europe.
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Old 17-08-2017, 05:35 PM   #13
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Locke - now confirmed as terrorist attack

CH5HD Live news

POLICE ARE HUNTING THE KILLERS
THEY ARE TO BE SHOT dead

http://news.sky.com/story/live-van-p...elona-10992730

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Old 17-08-2017, 05:49 PM   #15
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Old 17-08-2017, 05:49 PM   #16
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20 INJURED
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He went up on the side walk.
Getting more

Many getting LOCKED INTO SHOPS
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It a horrible and frightening in form of mass murder that almost anyone with the desire can aspire to.
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Was only walking down Las Ramblas myself a few weeks ago, hits you hard when you see stuff like this in the news of places you've been.

I've been to Barcelona many times over the years and it has always crossed my mind how easy it would be to attack Las Ramblas. Barcelona is a busy city but that area particularly is a hub of activity for tourists and locals 24/7. Dread to think how terrifying it would be there during today's events.

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Absolutely awful. Thoughts with all affected by this
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It a horrible and frightening in form of mass murder that almost anyone with the desire can aspire to.

One USA Business fellow
was able to run into a Hotel
and they gave him a Key to lock himself away.



Started a 4PM Spanish time
very busy Tourist street
And a 2nd van connected.


I would assume its Isis
as they have lost Territory
I hope they get them.

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