In the wake of the terrorist attack in Barcelona on 17. August, several cities have begun to set up physical barriers to protect residents and tourists from similar attacks.
In addition, there will be more police in the streets, at airports, at train stations and during events where large crowds are gathering.
Already at dawn of the day after the terrorist attack, the first obstacles came into place in central areas of Madrid in the form of large planters.
Torrevieja in the province of Alicante was also quick to secure the city’s pedestrians. Already in the morning of Saturday the 19th of August, concrete blocks were set up to protect the city’s promenades and squares. There will also be more police in the streets of Torrevieja.
Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Santiago de Compostela are among the cities that are setting up various types of barriers that will prevent cars from driving into crowded areas.