In Catalonia, the time is now for meditation. Friday the Catalans observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks of La Rambla and Cambrils.

The King of Spain, Felipe VI was present, surrounded by the president of the government, Mariano Rajoy and the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont. Several thousand people had also gathered in Catalonia Square, where the minute of silence ended with a burst of applause.

Even before the national tribute began, the Barcelonans had already begun to gather at the spot where the van killed 14 people and injured a hundred others. Flowers, candles and messages had been deposited on La Rembla.