AMSTERDAM - Uit solidariteit met de slachtoffers van de aanslagen in Barcelona en Cambrils hangen de vlaggen halfstok op het stadhuis van Amsterdam.

Vrijdagavond 18, en zaterdagavond 19 augustus verlichten we het Centraal Station met de vlag van Spanje.

Burgemeester Van der Laan heeft een codoleancebrief verstuurd aan burgemeester Colau van Barcelona:

Dear Mayor Colau,

It is with sadness and shock that we received the news of the terrible terrorist attack in the heart of Barcelona and another attack in Cambrils. On behalf of the city government and the people of Amsterdam, I would like to offer you, the victims and their loved ones our condolences and deepest sympathies. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people of Barcelona and Cambrils who were affected by these cowardly acts.

This was, again, an attack on innocent people, in open, diverse and peaceful cities. We stand united with you in your grief but also in our determination to stay strong in the face of terror and to defend our core values, our diversity and openness.

We stand with you in solidarity.

With deepest sympathy,

Eberhard van der Laan
Mayor of Amsterdam