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Half a Million Attend Peace March in Barcelona, Spain

HeadlineAug 28, 2017

In Spain, a half a million people poured into the streets of Barcelona on Saturday for a peace march, following the attack earlier this month in which 15 people died after a van plowed into a crowded walkway along Las Ramblas—the city’s most famous avenue. The protest was the largest in Barcelona since the 2003 march against the Iraq War. This is protester Gemma Figueres.

Gemma Figueres: “We have to say, we are not afraid. But you obviously feel it can happen to you at any time, and that is scary. But fear cannot beat us, and we cannot stand still. We have to show that we keep living. That is what we have to do.”

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