Illegal street party in Muro, Mallorca

Muro, overnight on Friday.


More has emerged about the massive, illegal street party ("botellón") in Muro overnight on Friday.

The number of people who flooded into the town has been put at 4,000. As was the case in Puerto Alcudia a month ago, there was publicity on social media that attracted young people from as far afield as Andratx.

Police were able to identify where groups were coming from, but the police numbers - four on duty on Friday night - were powerless to prevent what happened. Indicative of this was that a patrol car was surrounded and buffeted by crowds of people. The officers had to flee the scene amid insults and cans being hurled at their car.

From seven in the evening on Friday, cars started to be parked in the vicinity of the cemetery. A focal point for the gathering was the Carrer Germanies, which is near the health centre and indeed the police station.

A total of 72 calls were made by residents complaining about the noise from a street party that apparently degenerated into fights (as was the case in Puerto Alcudia) and left two young people needing to be treated for alcoholic coma.

Criticism has been levelled at Muro town hall for its apparent lack of response. By Friday afternoon, it was clear from social media that this large gathering was due to take place.


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undefined / Hace 3 months

If I was an employee of the policing services in Spain I would be totally ashamed by this cowardly and negligent inaction.

Mob rule is clearly not only possible but highly active in the Balearics, and the authorities are too weak to protect and serve the law-abiding majority.

Shame on the whole bloody lot of them.


Marvin / Hace 3 months

And still the authorities decry the pissed-up tourists as the main problem. It is clearly not the case. This is far worse and they trash the place too. Pathetic politics and woeful policing. Par for the course here unfortunately.


Gabriel / Hace 3 months

Is it possible that someone has an interest for these things to happen? Botellon, driving drunk...clearly those from Andratx didn't come by foot. People did this because they know they won't get caught. Only by applying heavy alcohol and drug filters (and not always in the same place as they do now, everybody knows where they are and avoid that route) they can minimize the number of the participants. If they know there is a high chance of getting caught and lost the licence, they won't go. Besides that, there is water, there is gas...what is this, the police had to flee...