Campaigners against tourist "massification" yesterday "closed" the tourism ministry. | Miquel À. Cañellas
Anti-tourism and rentals' bans
Anti-tourist protests returned to Palma. With slogans such as Stop Airbnb having appeared in the old centre, radical groups Arran and Endavant unfurled banners. One of these, against "massification", greeted staff at the tourism ministry when they arrived for work on Wednesday. We wondered how much popular support there was for such protests, especially ones involving Arran, whose revolutionary tendencies command very little backing. But there obviously is support, if not for the organisations but for the messages. The federation of residents' associations proved the point. It presented a "popular initiative" to the town hall, and at the council session on Thursday it was approved. Holiday rentals in apartments will be banned in Palma.