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Latest attacks in Spain weighing heavy on international community

At the Red Knights International Convention, riders from all over gather to celebrate their love of motorcycles and bond over their service as fireman. 

Members of the Red Knights Motorcycle International Organization gathered together Friday evening for a family reunion.

Many were saddened by the latest terror attacks in Spain.

It reminds Pierre Halleux, of Belgium, of the attack in Brussels in March 2016. He is the fire chief at one of the airports in Belgium. He says it was chaos.

"We must work very hard to, to take car of the passengers who normally must go to Brussels, but arrived to Charleroi," remembered Halleux.

Charleroi is the second largest airport in Belgium.

"When you have a terror attack, you have one and then a second very quickly," Halleux explained, and we think the second is maybe for us, because we are the second airport."

Halleux said he remembers the panic and can imagine what Spaniards are feeling right now.

Tom Hoedjes, of Switzerland, says it's hard for people not to feel anxious.

"Like a fire. If there's a fire near your place, you're of course, your being very careful but after a certain time, it goes away. So yeah, normal life is going on," said Hoedjes.

Canadian Ron Cordingley says he can't imagine any of these attacks hurting people he knows through this tight-knit group.

"It's just one of those things that I don't know what's gonna happen," said Cordingley. "I wish they could could get it straightened out, and all this nonsense put behind us."

While there's uncertainty, Pierre says it's not a time to hide.

"If everybody stay at home, in this case, the terrorists win. And we cannot accept that," said Halleux.

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