Barcelona Terror Attack: Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez and More React

Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD

Following a terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday, August 16, celebrities have taken to social media to express their thoughts, prayers and condolences. The attack, in which a van plowed into a crowd of people in the city’s Las Ramblas area, killed at least 13 people and injured more than 80, CNN reports. Two suspects have been arrested for the attacks, according to the regional president of Catalonia. 

“Terrorists will never defeat a united people that loves freedom over barbarism,” Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday. “The whole of Spain is with the victims and [their] families.”

A damaged van, believed to be the one used in the attack, is surrounded by forensics officers in the Las Ramblas area on August 17, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
A damaged van, believed to be the one used in the attack, is surrounded by forensics officers in the Las Ramblas area on August 17, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. David Ramos/Getty Images

Shortly after news broke of the horrific incident, people including Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Donald Trump and more offered their support for those affected.

Barack Obama speaks at the opening Keynote during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
Barack Obama speaks at the opening Keynote during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW

“Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona,” Obama, 56, wrote. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo.”

DeGeneres added: “All my love to Barcelona today.”

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