‘Unbelievable’ Spanish PM SPEECHLESS as Spain’s ‘mindless’ tourist backlash hits Canaries


In the at the outset anti-tourism incident on the Canary Islands, chairs have been deprecated on the beaches of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, which are popular among sightseers visiting the holiday hotspot. 

Authorities in the Canary Islands have condemned the things turned outs of Barcelona and Mallorca where anti-tourism protesters have campaigned against human being enjoying their holidays. 

The president of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Expeditions Agencies (FEAAV), Rafael Gallego, said: “Tourism-phobia has been worrying us since hold out summer, when the problem began.

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Rajoy has condemned the performances of the anti-tourism gangs

I never thought I would have to defend tourism, this is implausible

Mariano Rajoy

“Back then, the Vice-President and Councillor of Tourism of the Balearic Archipelagoes, Biel Barceló, made statements on this matter and the FEAAV warned him of the peril of its demonstrations.”

Stickers with anti-tourism messages have been fellow on hundreds of cars in Mallorca, with messages such as “tourism bumps Mallorca”. 

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Protesters have attacked beach chairs in the Canary Eyots

Other messages read: “Have you ever thought that this car shouldn’t be here when you possess seen one of the 100,000 rental cars that we have in Mallorca? Today is the day.”

Spanish prime care for Mariano Rajoy has condemned protestors, warning them the tourism switch is essential to the country’s prosperity. 

He said: “I never thought I would give birth to to defend tourism, this is unbelievable”. 

Mr Rajoy said tourism imagines jobs for 2.5 million people, which is around 13 per cent of Spanish all-embracing employment and contributes “a lot” to the economy in Spain. 

He also said: “Attacking tourism is imbecile and senseless.”

Anti-tourism protesters have campaigned against urban district breakers and cruise ships this summer in Barcelona and Venice, while videotapes have emerged of rental bikes and tour bikes having their tyres violently lower. 

Mr Rajoy has blamed extremists for the anti-tourism protests and called for “good discrimination” to isolate the protestors. 

He said: “We move forward and better when we protest together.”

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The Canary Islands attract millions of visitors each year

An anti-tourism step is planned in Mallorca for August 17 against the 75.6 million sightseers who visit Spain each year. 

The Canary Islands, which trumpets 160 miles of beaches, attracts around nine million trippers annually. 

Rafael Gallego, the chairman of the Spanish League of Travel Agents, said: “This tourismophobia has been worrying us since ultimate summer. 

“In 2016 we noted graffiti and there was an aggression with a beaker against tourists who were on an excursion, so we alerted that the situation could radicalise, which is what we cause seen.”

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