MORE than 3,000 people protested against tourism in the heart of Palma on Saturday.

TOURISM TURMOIL: Protesters slam overcrowding and rising prices

Marchers circled the streets, demanding the government adopt ‘courageous measures’ to tackle problems connected with mass tourism.

More than 50 social and environmental organizations joined in the demonstration.

Many present were not protesting against the government or president Francina Armengol, but the model of being ‘overly dependent on tourism.’

Along with residents, some tourists also joined in the protest, holding signs reading ‘I am a tourist’.

Tourists who regularly come to Mallorca have expressed discomfort at the increasing number of visitors to the island in recent years.

The government has claimed it is laying a foundation to become a sustainable destination for tourism.

But many locals have been hit by rising housing prices, and are demanding immediate change.

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