Protest agains Magalluf street closures.

28-07-2020Youtube: Ultima Hora

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Magalluf on Tuesday to protest against the closure of Carrer Punta Ballena.

The demonstrators met at the Britannia bar then marched through some of the main streets in the Municipality carrying placards blazing with slogans demanding their right to work during the tourist season.

They also called for the resignation of the Tourism Minister, Iago Negueruela, who they claim is out of touch.

At the end of the demonstration they read out a manifesto with a list of complaints and petitions to the Government.

They also harshly criticised Calvia City Council for its “disappointing and very bad management” and called for the position of Calvia Lieutenant Mayor to be transferred to the Local Police.

"They have not been able to manage a situation that has left more than 700 people out on the street," they claimed.

Other demands include better management of Magalluf and more PCR testing for tourists arriving on the Island.

"People need to work to survive," they said.

They also slammed Hoteliers and Tour Operators for bringing tourists to Majorca who have very little purchasing power.

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Steve Kane / Hace 13 days

Why blame anyone else but the Bar and Club owners they are the ones that put PROFIT before SAFETY. If they took MORE CARE of there CUSTOMERS and said NO when a CUSTOMER has had enough then they would be able to stay open.ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE

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Rich / Hace 14 days

Calvia wont care, until it comes to sorting out their annual budget, then they'll probably fine the bars on the Punta Ballena for being closed. Thats their sort of logic. Forget policing...just fine, fine and fine. BTW, why are their still looky looky men on the Punta Ballena, has Calvia granted them a special license? It'll be the prostitutes next. Wearing a mask might harm their trade.

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Bugaled / Hace 14 days

Local cannot blame about tourism with little purchasing power...who spent most of money to business. They should then go to the big yachts and expensive luxuous house owners to share their extravagant purchasing power that for sure doesnt help to contain speculation and give money to small business....

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