10 Aug, 2017 @ 09:00
1 min read

Mallorca anti-tourist protestors plaster 1,000 warning stickers on rental cars


SPANISH anti-tourist protesters have turned their anger on Mallorca’s car-hire industry.

Hard-left Catalan nationalists Arran and other groups have targeted 1,000 cars with stickers saying ‘This car is too much’.

SINISTER: Anti-tourist stickers plastered over cars

The radical group teamed up with fellow hardliners Endavant Mallorca and eco-warriors Joves of the GOB to slap stickers on vehicles in Palma, Santanyi, Aria and Manacor.

In a joint statement, a Endavant Mallorca spokesperson said: “The huge number of car rentals saturates our island and contributes to contamination.

“We have carried out these actions to protest against the excessive number of cars that arrive in Mallorca.”

The group said there were currently around 100,000 rental cars being used around the Balearic Island as holidaymakers arrive in record numbers.

The statement also said Mallorca workers endure ‘precarious work, a lack of access to housing, saturation of infrastructure and the destruction of territory’.

It comes just a few days after Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy denounced Arran for targeting holidaymakers’ restaurants and tourist buses.

Rajoy branded the group ‘radical extremists’ after 20 Arran members, some wearing masks, let off smoke flares in a Palma restaurant.

“I don’t know if we have to receive tourists with placards saying welcome Mr Tourist, but what we can’t do is kick those people who come here to spend money,” raged Rajoy.

“What we can’t do is kick those people who come here to spend money. That seems to me to be crazy.”

Before the Palma attack, Arran radicals had slashed tourist rental bikes and graffitied a tourist bus in Barcelona.




Joe Duggan (Reporter)

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

1 Comment

  1. “radical extremists” — not a bad term to describe the behavior of the few (mostly British) tourist scum that infest our coastline during the summer months. It’s not surprising that so many British Costa residents leave home during July and August. Law abiding, good neighborly expats should be expressing solidarity with our long-suffering, Spanish hosts, and with the many respectful, and generous visitors who come every year to share, and contribute to our bounty.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

IN PICTURES: Photos emerge from inside the blaze currently being tackled in Estepona

Next Story

WATCH: Migrants surprise tourists as they arrive by rubber dinghy on Andalucia beach, Spain CLOSES Africa border

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Tom Cruise performs a stunt for the 'Mission Impossible' franchise.

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise spotted taking a dip in Mallorca

THE star of the Mission Impossible franchise, Tom Cruise, was
Mallorca Magaluf

New tourism laws in Spain: The rules you must obey from TODAY to avoid fines of up to €1,500

A MAJOR holiday destination in Spain has introduced new laws