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Call that a protest? This was a question asked about the demonstration against Symphony of the Seas when it arrived in Palma for the first time last Sunday. The figure of one hundred protesters seemed a somewhat liberal estimate. The numbers can be exaggerated as can the importance attached to this sort of protest. While, as we recognised, there are very legitimate concerns regarding contamination and saturation, it does perhaps also need to be recognised that in the case of the Sunday protest it seemed to be as much about a display of support for Catalonian political prisoners as it was to do with a cruise ship. Like Arran and their protest last summer, displays such as that last Sunday do need to be considered within the context of a Catalan nationalist agenda allied to political agitation.