King Felipe participated this weekend in a mass demonstration in Barcelona against terrorism.
The event, also attended by national and regional leaders, follows an attack in that city earlier this month.
Rescue workers and officials welcomed the King. Some anti-monarchy activists and pacifists, upset about Spain’s export of military weapons, protested his arrival.
The King has made it a point to visit Barcelona several times since the attack. His presence as a symbol of unity is particularly important amid pro-independence rumblings in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.