Protesting against all the tourism in Palma. | Miquel A. Cañellas


A group calling itself Ciutat per a qui l'habita, no per a qui la visita (Palma is for those who live here, not for those who visit) staged a noisy protest in the city yesterday against "touristification".

More than 200 people, dressed as tourists and pulling suitcases, took a "guiri route" from the Plaça Cort (in front of the town hall) to draw attention in particular to the proliferation of holiday rentals and to denounce the "saturation" of public services as a consequence of there being so many tourists.

The group plans further actions against what it describes as tourist colonialism.