Police clash with pickets at airport.


Thousands of British tourists flew into Majorca in the early hours of this morning, taking advantage of the midnight end to the general strike. An estimated 6'000 holidaymakers were due to arrive in the early hours, effectively beating the general strike which failed to bring the island to a standstill but caused much disruption. There were some incidents at the airport in the early hours of yesterday morning as strikers attempted to halt the arrival of coaches. But overall the general strike passed off peacefully in the Balearics despite some incidents involving pickets. On the mainland there were some serious problems. Unions claimed that the strike had been a massive success, while the government said it had been a failure.