Barcelona Attacks: Uproar at Twitter accounts mocking Las Ramblas and Cambril victims

At least 14 people are dead after yesterday's attacks

A number of accounts have made light of yesterday's attacks

Friday, August 18, 2017

A petition has been launched in Catalonia to take action against twitter accounts mocking the victims of yesterday's terror attack in Barcelona.

The petition, on, is accompanied by screenshots of several different accounts which have published messages since terrorists ripped through Las Ramblas and Cambril, killing at least 14 people.

Messages shown on the screengrabs include the mantra 'Hala Madrid!', which is chanted by Barcelona's bitter football rivals Real Madrid. 

Another message suggested the attacks were down to "tourist phobia" and another demanded "a licence for every Moroccan terrorist, only for the joy of seeing a dead Catalan."

The petition, headlined 'Take action against the accounts that make fun of the Barcelona terror attack', says "In light of the horrible terrorist attack that hit Barcelona on August 17, 2017, we are horrified to discover the mockery seen on numerous Twitter accounts.

"Given the passivity of Twitter Spain in similar cases of the recent past, we demand that this social network, together with the bodies and forces of security in the Spanish state, act and persecute those responsible for these accounts, and put those responsible before judicial authorities with speed and conviction."

If you want to sign the petition, click here.