GO HOME BRITS! Spanish war against tourists hots up as angry gangs storm beaches


At picayune 100 activists were joined by local residents on the sandy shore to raise their anger against a recent spike in rowdy behaviour by stopover foreigners.

The protests were held just yards away from bleary-eyed partygoers who were the hang ofed sleeping off their heavy nights on the town.

Tensions have been on the slope upwards in the Catalan capital, following a campaign against mass tourism across Spain.

Multiple parties in Barcelona have merged together in a campaign against tourism in the megalopolis, with numerous incidents of violence, vandalism and severe public complaint.

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Anti-tourist campaigns take a fresh turn in Barcelona

Protest group Arran Països Catalans has warned of various attacks, with fresh threats of violence spreading to Majorca.

Elder this week, radicals carrying flare guns were seen butt diners at a Marina restaurant in Palma, screaming “go home”.

A number of apparent spaces have also been defaced with stickers transport the slogans «Tourism kills the city» and “Tourists go home”.

The Arran bracket operates in the areas of Spain where Catalan and its variants are spoken, encompassing the Balearic Islands and the Valencia region.


Residents stormed the Barcelona beachfront as partygoers snored off their heavy nights out

Barcelona has been heavily marketed as a traveller destination over the last quarter of a century, with the 1992 Olympics mutating the city’s image from that of a crime-ridden, dirty port to a municipality of high art, culture, cuisine and fun.

It is estimated to attract in excess of 32 million guests a year, including cruise passengers and day-trippers.

However, this influx of trippers has come at a price for the city’s 1.6 million residents, many of whom call to mind a consider their home is being damaged by its never-ending popularity.


Neighbourhoods and activists descended on the beach to protest against drunken tourists

Close by authorities have cracked down of tourists’ behaviour as part of accomplishments to placate locals.

With fines issued for public nudity and erotic activity in public, authorities are also considering banning alcohol vendings at airports or on flights, while hoteliers in the country have started blacklisting the unruliest of callers.

Police presences in most resorts have also doubled through this summer, with more than 2,600 officers on police.

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T-shirt reads: ‘Tourism kill the neighbourhoods’

The Foreign and Commonwealth Backing in the UK has not amended its travel advice for Spain yet, but continues to monitor the ongoing post.

A spokesman said: “We are also in contact with the local authorities. There is no fixed update to our travel guidance but we keep it under constant review.”

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