Manacor, Mallorca.

18-11-2020Última hora

Hundreds of cars took to the streets of Manacor on Wednesday night with drivers honking their horns in protest over the lockdown.

Neighbours applauded the passing cars from their balconies on the third night of demonstrations in the city.

The protest was launched by traders and restaurateurs via social media, WhatsApp and word of mouth and each day more and more drivers are joining the demonstrations which the organisers say won’t stop until their protests are heard.

Manacor traders have also started collecting signatures and plan to present a petition to the Government to reinforce their demands that the lockdown be lifted.

Business owners claim that the coronavirus measures in Manacor are hurting small companies, devastating trade and that their income has slumped by 70% since the lockdown began on October 28. Traders are also insisting that customers from other towns be allowed to enter the city, by appointment, that aid be made available to compensate for losses and taxes be reduced to 50% in proportion to the days of confinement.

PIMEM President in Manacor, Mateu Català is calling for trader's demands to be heard and an immediate solution found.

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Rich / Hace 6 days

And so the unrest begins. The chance of getting covid and its low death rate has made the people of manacor make a decision...covid = a remote chance of death or having no quality of life under lockdown. The double edged sword. I still can't understand why it is those whos risk of dying is greater are not locked down and the rest of the population being able to carry on as normal, unless they choose to be restricted...no one forced anyone to go out...quite the opposite.

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Stan / Hace 6 days

Why has the infection rate reached very high levels in Manacor? What are the people of that area NOT doing to prevent the spread of this Virus. ? How many wore face masks during their protests? Is money more important than death.? Live to eventually make money again.

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