Members of the security forces and politicians observing the minute's silence. | Jason Moore


A minute's silence for the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in London was observed in Majorca today. While town halls fell silent, the main focus was on the national government's delegation in Palma. Following the minute's silence, Maria Salom called on security forces to continue their efforts in sharing information. In Spain, she observed, 200 people related to jihadism have been detained since the country was placed on a level four risk alert in 2015.

Fina Santiago on behalf of the government expressed condolences and support for the families and offered a message of solidarity with the British people and the citizens of London. Terror, she noted, seeks to change a democratic social model based on freedom and tolerance. The regional government, she stressed, will work with all other administrations and political groups in order to advance democracy.

Elaine Brannan, the British Vice-Consul in Majorca, said that her thoughts were with the victims and their families.

A minute's silence was also held in Son Gotleu in Palma, where President Armengol, the minister for land, Marc Pons, and the mayor, José Hila, were visiting a housing project. Armengol gave her total support to the victims, families, London and the United Kingdom. "We say once again that democratic values and respect will prevail over violence. These are the values that together we must continue to defend."

Following a minute's silence outside the Balearic parliament, the speaker Baltasar Picornell expressed all his support for the British people and his solidarity with the victims. "Such events are senseless and inhuman."

Members of the Spanish army from the General Command in the Balearics held their own minute's silence by the Almudaina Palace, wishing to express their "revulsion" with the terrorist attack and to show solidarity with the British people.