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Muslims protest against terrorism after Barcelona attack

  • Muslims have gathered in Barcelona to protest against terrorism after attack
  • Hundreds of people held up banners and posters and condemned the violence
  • On the same day, police shot dead 22-year-old van driver Younes Abouyaaqoub

Hundreds of Muslims protested against terrorism on Monday – just four days after the Barcelona attack left 13 people dead and at least 120 injured.

Members of the Muslim community gathered at the famous Plaza de Catalunya, which is just yards from where a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas.

Men and women were seen crying as others held up large banners and posters condemning the violence on Thursday. 

People held up signs which read ‘Musulmans contra el terrorisme’ – Muslims against terrorism in English. 

Hundreds of people gathered at the famous Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona on Monday to protest against terrorism 

Women were seen crying as the demonstration was being carried out, while others held up posters which said 'Muslims against terrorism' 

Women were seen crying as the demonstration was being carried out, while others held up posters which said ‘Muslims against terrorism’ 

Another man shouted during the protest which was held just yards from where the terror attack was carried out 

Another man shouted during the protest which was held just yards from where the terror attack was carried out 

Members of the Muslim community demonstrated at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona

Members of the Muslim community demonstrated at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona

It comes as police dramatically killed the terrorist who killed 13 people when he deliberately drove the van into crowds.

Officers shot Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, after he became Europe’s most wanted man.  

He escaped the scene on foot before hi-jacking a car, stabbing its driver to death and ramming into a police blockade near Sant Just Desvern, outside Barcelona.

Abouyaaqoub spent four days in hiding before today being spotted by a Catalan vineyard owner in the town of Subirats. 

The protest also came just days after the attack in Camrbils, a seaside town south of Barcelona. 

The attack killed one person and wounded several others and it ended in a shootout with police, who killed five attackers. 

A woman cried as people shouted slogans in Barcelona after the terror attack in the city 

A woman cried as people shouted slogans in Barcelona after the terror attack in the city 

A man comforted a woman in the city during the protest which involved hundreds of people condemning the violence 

A man comforted a woman in the city during the protest which involved hundreds of people condemning the violence 

Women held up banners to protest against the violence with one writing: 'Muslims of Bareclona reject terrorism'

Women held up banners to protest against the violence with one writing: ‘Muslims of Bareclona reject terrorism’

People were clapping and chanting during the demonstration which was held just days after the terror attack 

People were clapping and chanting during the demonstration which was held just days after the terror attack 

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