THE people of Gibraltar stood side by side with Catalonia in the wake of yesterday’s attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils.
As news emerged of the tragic events, the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo sent messages of solidarity and support to the victims, their families and to the City of Barcelona.
Earlier today the Chief Minister wrote to the President of the Catalan Regional Government, Carles Puigdemont, to the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and to the Spanish Minister of the interior, Juan Zoido, in order to convey the heartfelt condolences of the People of Gibraltar.
At midday Gibraltar stood shoulder to shoulder with Catalonia in observing a one minute silence as a mark of remembrance and of respect for the victims.
As a mark of respect and of defiance, the flags have been lowered on public buildings and the lights on national monuments, the Moorish Castle and the North Face of the Rock, will be switched off in mourning.
The minute’s silence was led by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, Acting Governor Nick Pyle and Colonel Frank Green, the chief of staff at HQ British Forces Gibraltar.