A ring of steel was thrown up around Calvia Town hall early yesterday morning to prevent angry council workers from storming the meeting in opposition of the council's decisions to privatise the municipal water service.

Knowing there would be protests, the controversial council meeting was called for 8am but two protesting employees did manage to storm the council chamber, only to be expelled by members of the Local Police which jostled with demonstrating workers outside the main entrance to the Town Hall.

The Majorcan Unionist Party and PSOE opposition councillors voted against the motion but the PP pushed the 50 year privatisation of the water service through.

UM spokesperson accused the Mayor, Carlos Delgado, of selling one of the “jewels in Calvia's crown” in order to try and raise as much money as possible to cover the council's debts during his last year in office.

Delgado has already decided that he is not going to be standing for reelection.


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