With shock waves still reverberating around the world, it’s clear the Paris attacks were targeted at European culture as a symbol of western values. Reactions from people on the culture front in Germany are coming in.
Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester and now another attack in Barcelona. European cities have been increasingly targeted by Islamist extremists in recent years.
A 12-member terror cell planned to bomb a major Barcelona monument, a suspect has admitted in court. The revelation comes a day after police shot the fugitive they say drove a van into crowds in Barcelona.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
In Catalan, Spanish and English, responses flooded social networks in the aftermath of the Catalan attacks. Voices from music, arts, and culture expressed condolences and sympathy, often through touching images.
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