Palma.—Residents and retailers are going to take to the streets of the Playa de Palma this Saturday in a mass protests against illegal street vendors and con artists which are this year being allowed back on to the sea front.

Last summer, to combat the growing problem, Palma City Council introduced a restraining order which banned any illegal street vendors from operating within 500 metres of the sea front.

However, just a few weeks ago, the public prosecution over ruled the ban, much to the outrage of local businesses, hoteliers and residents.
Not only are the illegal street vendors a menace and nuisance for local residents, they also pose a threat to innocent holiday makers and last year's action by the City Council in cooperation with the Local Police was applauded by the whole community and the Hotel Federation.

The Hotel Federation and the major retail associations will also be taking part in the protest and the Hotel Federation is also considering challenging the public prosecutor's decision in court in a bid to have the law reinstated as quickly as possible.