Spaniards are posting images of cats on Twitter to dilute gruesome videos and pictures of the Barcelona terror attack so the killers can’t enjoy ‘the blood spilled and pain caused’.
Animal lovers are posting photos of their pets alongside hashtags including #PrayForBarcelona, #TodosConBarcelona, and #FuerzaBarcelona, which is a slogan used by fans of the city’s football team.
Some say they are posting the images to stop pictures of the violence being shared, while others claim they want to prevent useful information reaching any potential suspects.
One user posted images of cats ‘so that the killers don’t enjoy the blood spilled and pain caused’
Another animal lover posted this cat image to avoid spreading information that could help the culprits avoid capture
Fernando Villalain posted an image of some cats with the slogan mucha fuerza
This pet-owner posted a photo of their dogs saying ‘I don’t have cats but here are my dogs’
At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas at around 4pm today.
More than two hours after the atrocity a man was shot dead after driving through a roadblock in a Ford Focus and opening fire, injuring two police officers.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Terror police are also reported to have arrested another suspect.
He is believed to be Driss Oukabir, a Catalan resident in his late 20s of Moroccan origin.
At least 13 people were killed in the atrocity this afternoon. The van used in the attack was rented from Santa Pepetua de la Mogada, and a second van linked to the killings was located in the city of Vic, around 50 miles from Barcelona
Driss Oukabir (pictured) has been arrested by police, according to local media reports. The Guardia Civil previously said the van used in the attack was rented by Oukabir in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada
Oukabir had earlier rented one of the vans used in the deadly attack. The suspect is being treated ‘as a terrorist’, police in Barcelona have confirmed.
Horrifying pictures and video emerging from the scene show armed police and paramedics rushing around Las Ramblas, a busy promenade in the centre of the city, as victims lie hurt in the street.
It remains unclear how many attackers were involved in the incident, which is being treated by police as a terror attack.
There are harrowing scenes in Barcelona after a van was driven into pedestrians in Las Ramblas in the heart of the city. Thirteen people have been killed and dozens have been injured as armed police swarm the streets