We stand with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism – labour movement reacts

Terror has struck the streets of another European city as a van was driven into pedestrians in Barcelona.

The attack on Las Ramblas, Spain’s busiest street, killed 13 people yesterday while dozens more were injured

A white van veered into pedestrians at around 4pm local time in an echo of other recent attacks at Finsbury Park mosque, Westminster and Berlin’s Christmas markets.

Labour’s shadow Europe minister Khalid Mahmood said: “Our thoughts are with all those killed and injured in the cowardly attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

“It bears all the hallmarks of similar atrocities we have seen in other cities, from Nice to London, attempting to divide our communities and change our way of life.

“But in that aim, it will never succeed: instead, it will strengthen our solidarity, stiffen our resolve, and leave the perpetrators of hatred and terror more isolated than ever.”

He was joined in his sentiments by various Labour figures on twitter.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote:

Sadiq Khan paid tribute to the emergency service’s bravery:

Jo Cox’s widower Brendan shared his response:

Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, tweeted:

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, tweeted:

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