Reactions Pour In After The Terrorist Attack In Barcelona Kills At Least 13 People
Russell Simmons, Talib Kweli, Kid Ink, and Barack Obama are among the many who have chimed in.
Barcelona, Spain – A white van, according to reports, it crashed into a massive crowd in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday (August 17), killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens more. The BBC has confirmed that it was an attack jihadist. According to witnesses, the suspects zigzagged at high speed by the Ramblas, the street, mowing down pedestrians and leaving bodies in his wake.
One of the suspects was killed and two others have been detained, according to The Independent. Meanwhile, more than 100 people have been hospitalized in connection with the attack.
Many people in the Hip Hop community have taken to social media to express their reactions to the melee combat, including Russell Simmons, Lyrics Born, Kid Ink, and Talib Kweli.
The former president Barack Obama also released on Twitter and wrote: "Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans always stand with our Spanish friends. The un abrozo." Un abrazo is Spanish for "a hug."
This latest tragedy comes on the heels of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Take a look at some of the reactions below.
Praying 4 the victims and their families both in the #SierraLeone & #Barcelona rn. So many problems in the world.
— Lyrics Born (@lyricsborn) August 17, 2017
With all my love to Barcelona today. 💔
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 17, 2017
My thoughts are with the people of Barcelona, the victims of this horrific terrorist attack and their families.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 17, 2017
Crazy that Barcelona's attack was right outside of my hotel & it happened right after that we went to the side of the city...I couldve smh...my prayers...🙏🏽
— Kid Ink (@Kid_Ink) August 17, 2017
Prayers to #Barcelona 🙏
— Young Money (@YoungMoneySite) August 17, 2017
Keep the people of Barcelona in my prayers.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH)