Tourism minister Biel Barceló spoke to Jason Moore and Humphrey Carter last week about so-called anti-tourism, the tourist tax and the government's sustainable tourism plans.
There was a pro-referendum rally on Friday and an anti-referendum demonstration yesterday.
"The rural world has often been silent about decisions that we haven't liked. We have been respectful, but the situation has changed."
Smaller hotel groups currently don't feel properly represented and hope that the next president will re-establish order and avoid the "abuse".
Everyone seemed to be demonstrating for one reason or another last week: there was an unnecessary row over the tourist tax; a survey found that the public didn't think there were too many tourists; another figure was put on losses caused by the rentals legislation; and some tortoises would have been very happy.