"I Don't Feel Safe" Barcelona Terrorism Expert Criticises Security Following Attack

19 August 2017, 15:56

Spanish terrorism expert and Barcelona native Mayte Carrasco says she's disappointed road blocks and the army haven't been deployed next to the spot where the attack occurred.

Since the horror attack on Barcelona on Thursday, which killed at least 14 and injured more than 100 others, the city has remained resilient and carried on business as usual.

Many have praised the popular tourist spot for not being cowed by the terrorist attack, but Spanish war correspondent and Barcelona native says she still feels scared, and is disappointed by the response of local authorities.

Terrorism and security expert Mayte Carrasco told LBC's Senior Reporter Vincent McAviney: "It's very scary for me, I don't feel safe."

Standing on La Ramba, where the attack took place, she added: "Here, for example, we don't have any blocks protecting this entrance there, cars can get in."

Mayte said the area is still vulnerable to "threat" because "any car can come here".

Ms Carrasco went on: "What I feel here is that we don't have any policemen protecting us...I can see only a few agents...I'm really, really missing the army."

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