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‘Muslims against terrorism’: Hundreds of people gather just yards from where Barcelona terror attack took place to protest against violence

Hundreds of Muslims protested against terrorism on Monday - just four days after the Barcelona attack left 13 people dead and at least 120 injured.

Hundreds of Muslims protested against terrorism on Monday – just four days after the Barcelona attack left 13 people dead and at least 120 injured.

Members of the Muslim community gathered at the famous Plaza de Catalunya, which is just yards from where a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas.

Men and women were seen crying as others held up large banners and posters condemning the violence on Thursday.

People held up signs which read ‘Musulmans contra el terrorisme’ – ‘Muslims against terrorism’ in English.

Muslim protestors condemn the recent jihadist terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils  as they gathered around a makeshift memorial on top of the Joan Miro mosaic in Las Ramblas

Muslim protestors condemn the recent jihadist terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils as they gathered around a makeshift memorial on top of the Joan Miro mosaic in Las Ramblas

Hundreds of people gathered at the famous Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona on Monday to protest against terrorism 

Hundreds of people gathered at the famous Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona on Monday to protest against terrorism

A young protestor held up her poster which read 'we are also victims' as she condemned the recent jihadist terror attack

A young protestor held up her poster which read ‘we are also victims’ as she condemned the recent jihadist terror attack

Women were seen crying as the demonstration was being carried out, while others held up posters which said 'Muslims against terrorism' 

Women were seen crying as the demonstration was being carried out, while others held up posters which said ‘Muslims against terrorism’

Another man shouted during the protest which was held just yards from where the terror attack was carried out 

Another man shouted during the protest which was held just yards from where the terror attack was carried out

Members of the Muslim community demonstrated at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona and many held up posters and banners 

Members of the Muslim community demonstrated at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona and many held up posters and banners

It comes as police dramatically killed the terrorist who killed 13 people when he deliberately drove the van into crowds.

Officers shot Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, after he became Europe’s most wanted man.

He escaped the scene on foot before hi-jacking a car, stabbing its driver to death and ramming into a police blockade near Sant Just Desvern, outside Barcelona.

Abouyaaqoub spent four days in hiding before today being spotted by a Catalan vineyard owner in the town of Subirats.

The protest also came just days after the attack in Camrbils, a seaside town south of Barcelona.

The attack killed one person and wounded several others and it ended in a shootout with police, who killed five attackers.

Two women hug as they mourn during a demonstration against terror attacks and solidarity with the victims of the terror attack

Two women hug as they mourn during a demonstration against terror attacks and solidarity with the victims of the terror attack

A woman cried during the emotional protest, while other people shouted slogans and held up posters in Barcelona on Monday

A woman cried during the emotional protest, while other people shouted slogans and held up posters in Barcelona on Monday

A man comforted a woman in the city during the protest which involved hundreds of people condemning the violence 

A man comforted a woman in the city during the protest which involved hundreds of people condemning the violence

Women held up banners to protest against the violence with one writing: 'Muslims of Bareclona reject terrorism'

Women held up banners to protest against the violence with one writing: ‘Muslims of Bareclona reject terrorism’

People were clapping and chanting during the demonstration which was held just days after the terror attack in Barcelona 

People were clapping and chanting during the demonstration which was held just days after the terror attack in Barcelona

A young Muslim protestor with her placard reading 'we are not terrorists' criticised the recent terror attacks in Spain 

A young Muslim protestor with her placard reading ‘we are not terrorists’ criticised the recent terror attacks in Spain

This post originally appeared on Daily Mail, written by Abe Hawken.

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