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Van attack in Barcelona
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:47:11 PM »
Looks like some dirty b**tard has injured many people in Barcelona (Las Ramblas) area by driving a van into pedestrians. This shit is becoming the new norm. Hopefully there are no deaths but early reports do not look good on this front.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 04:49:16 PM »
Thats a very very busy area with lots of tourists. Not good.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 05:09:25 PM »
Just seen a video that I really didn't want to, I suspect many injured will become many dead..

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 05:16:01 PM »
Two gunmen now holed up in a bar! Hostages have been taken.
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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 05:20:26 PM »
Two confirmed dead already.
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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 05:49:22 PM »
Sky news reporting a local radio station that is claiming there may be up to 13 deaths. Horrendous situation for people to be caught up in going about their business on holidays.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 06:18:46 PM »
Catalunya is about five minutes from my front door. Huge transport hub right at the top of the Rambla. At that time of the evening it would have been absolutely teeming.
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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 06:56:34 PM »
Every major city in Europe is getting attacked something if anything has to be done to stop this madness. Some horrific videos posted up on social media, the people responsible for those videos should have a little cop on.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 07:01:40 PM »
The Rambla would be perfect target for that kind of attack too. Jammed pedestrian central walkway with traffic on either side. Considering that's it's slap bang in the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities, it's remarkably easily accessible by car.
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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 07:02:09 PM »
Every major city my arse. And it's nearly impossible to stop an insane fücker getting in a car or van and driving into a crowd.

The only surprising about this that they hadn't thought to lean on such a weakness in the system before now. Far harder than build a bomb than turn an ignition, and with much more likelihood of being caught.

Thoughts are with the victims, as always.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 07:44:45 PM »
Every major city in Europe is getting attacked something if anything has to be done to stop this madness. Some horrific videos posted up on social media, the people responsible for those videos should have a little cop on.

A little cop on????? For f**k sake they should be tried and if convicted they should work at hard labour until they die, with a kicking every now and again the horrible b**tards!
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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 07:46:38 PM »
Harsh sentence for posting a video.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 07:51:09 PM »
Every major city in Europe is getting attacked something if anything has to be done to stop this madness. Some horrific videos posted up on social media, the people responsible for those videos should have a little cop on.

A little cop on????? For f**k sake they should be tried and if convicted they should work at hard labour until they die, with a kicking every now and again the horrible b**tards!
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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 07:52:47 PM »
I was in Palma last week and I was taken aback at how lax traffic restrictions were, cars and scooters driving right up beside listed buildings and people on walkways that look to any tourist's eye to be a fully pedestrianised area. Most of the narrow Oldtown streets are so tight that if someone came down them with a car with the intent to injure a bystander has absolutely no chance of escape.

If that is widespread in Spain they need to revise their approach as it opens the country up to the worst possible outcomes from these attacks.

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Re: Van attack in Barcelona
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 08:04:18 PM »
How do you manage the threat? Is it possible that every pedestrian area will have to be packed with bollards to stop vehicles being able to move at high speed through them?