A minute's silence for the Manchester victims in Palma today.


A vigil was held in Palma this morning in memory of the victims of the Manchester attacks. It took place at the offices of the national government delegate in central Palma. Among those attending were the mayor of Palma, Jose Hila, and the British Vice Consul Lucy Gorman.

The government delegate, Maria Salom, was herself in Inca, where a minute's silence was held at the town hall. She tweeted that she was totally repulsed by the attack in Manchester and that her thoughts were with the families of the victims.

Palma town hall expressed its condolences to the families and announced its complete condemnation of this terrorist barbarity. A minute's silence was held in front of the town hall.

One of the main unions, the CCOO, voiced its solidarity with the people of Great Britain "in these moments of great pain". The union condemned to the utmost the attack and the use of terror in any situation.

The Majorca Hoteliers Federation expressed its "maximum condemnation" and offered its "heartfelt sympathy and solidarity" for the families of all the victims and for the British people.

It has emerged that the wife and two daughters of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola were at the Ariana Grande concert and were unharmed. Guardiola himself has tweeted his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

The Spanish government has issued a statement condemning in the "most unequivocal and forceful manner" its revulsion at the "vile" act. "The government, on behalf of the Spanish people, conveys its deepest condolences to the families of the victims as well as its closeness and solidarity with the British authorities and all the British people."

King Felipe has sent Queen Elizabeth a telegram in which he has conveyed his "firm condemnation" of the Manchester attack. "Despicable", it is against those who defend democratic values. "Spain feels very close to the United Kingdom at this moment of pain. I have been dismayed at the news of the atrocious terrorist attack in Manchester and wish to convey to you, in my name and that of the Spanish government and people, my deepest condolences. Together with the Queen, I extend our solidarity and support to the families of the victims and our wish that the injured will soon recover."