Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m shaking and still very shocked and confused so please excuse my typos.
My brother sent us a message to our family group chat around 5 pm saying that he believes there’s has been an accident in La Boqueria (a market in the center of Barcelona). He lives next to where the attack happened so you can imagine how shaken I was about this.
We started exchanging messages asking what happened, and when we discover that a van crashed into people we decide to watch the news.
My brother keeps us updated in real time of what is happening because he can hear and see everything. They are not allowing anyone to go outside or near the zone.
After an hour or so the police confirm it has been a terrorist attack.
The fact that this has happened in Barcelona, exactly 30 years and 2 months after our worst terrorist attack ever, is heartbreaking. The fact that this is happening in the city I was born and raised in, where I’ve lived in nearly 19 years of my life.
And to all the people sharing pictures and videos of the victims, STOP POSTING VIDEOS OF THE VICTIMS, THEY HAVE FAMILIES AND IT’S DISRESPECTFUL
I’m writing this to let you know that I’m okay, thank you so much to all the people who were concerned for me, it really warms my heart that friends I’ve made online care so much for me❤
I’ve been watching the news since 5 pm today and I’m still shocked. I still can’t believe this has happened. Barcelona right now is a compelete chaos and it makes my heart bleed.
Please pray for us, the victims and their families and my city.