European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism
European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism is held on March 11. Commemorating the terrorist attacks in Madrid on March 11, 2004, which killed 191 people. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Established to commemorate the Madrid bombings of 11 March 2004, the annual Remembrance Day is devoted to remembering all those who lost their lives or loved ones to terror, irrespective of whether those terrorist attacks took place inside the EU or beyond its borders. The 2004 Madrid attack is part of a long strain of terrorist actions inspired by various extremist ideologies impacting innocent people as victims.
Terrorism is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” The key problem is that terrorism is difficult to distinguish from other forms of political violence and violent crime, such as state-based armed conflict, non-state conflict, one-sided violence, hate crime, and homicide. The lines between these different forms of violence are often blurry.
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