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Angry Spanish anti-tourist mobs to storm beaches and protest against mass tourism

by LLB staff reporter
30th May 24 12:03 pm

Residents in Majorca have had enough of mass tourism and angry anti-tourist mobs have vowed to storm the beaches in protest.

Residents have raised concerns that Airbnb type of rentals are taking away affordable housing and Majorca roads are filled with holidaymakers’ cars.

The group called Mallorca Platja Tour wrote on social media, “We urge residents to fill the beaches of Mallorca as a demonstration against overcrowding.”

The group have vowed to protest next month saying, “We invite all residents who live near the beaches to go there to reclaim our beaches and enjoy them as before.”

The group added, “We will simply go swimming to show that the beaches belong to everyone, they are a public asset, and we are not going to resign ourselves.”

Last weekend there was some 10,000 people who marched through Palma demanding the government limit the number of holidaymakers to the Balearics.

TUI the holiday operator have said that the Balearics has now “reached capacity” and the company are looking at other Mediterranean destinations.

Jennifer Nicholson, an artist living in Palma told EuroWeekly News, “The mass influx of tourists is affecting all of us from late spring to early autumn with traffic congestion and higher prices being the most common complaints.

“Tourism is really a double-edged sword. There are so many small businesses which rely on tourism to survive.

I personally feel like a balance can be struck between tourism and environment although, Spain has been marketed as a cheap holiday/party destination.

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