Another anti-tourism message in Palma.

07-09-2017@popularespalma

The Partido Popular in Palma has condemned the appearance of more anti-tourism graffiti slogans that have appeared in the city, specifically along Sant Miquel, one of the busiest shopping streets and very popular with tourists.

The slogan this time is "tourism kills the city", and the PP's leader in Palma, Marga Duran, is demanding that the town hall acts immediately and instructs the Emaya municipal services agency to remove it. She is also insisting that the mayor, Antoni Noguera, publicly condemns this latest example of anti-tourism and that the local police get involved. "This cannot be treated as an isolated case."

Duran adds that "tourismphobia" has been fed for more than a year through talk of saturation and limiting tourists. "This gives rise to these situations (the graffiti)." It is all the more reason, she believes, for the mayor to make a public statement and for the graffiti to be removed. She notes that in spring last year it "took months" to get rid of graffiti in the old centre of the city because it was on protected buildings and needed special treatment. This time it is on the paved street, so there should not be any delay.

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Lizz / Hace 13 days

I wonder if and when these protesters get their way, will they move on to foreign residents and holiday home owners and claim we are pushing up prices, causing overpopulation? Beware Geoff, Steve, James and others who perhaps think they have a divine right to live on the island

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Geoff / Hace 15 days

I DETEST any graffiti but especially when it is used to send a message. I appreciate that during Franco's time, it was the only way to get the word out but we do not live in Franco's time anymore. I am sick and tired of cleaning off graffiti and cannot for the life of me understand why people don't get rid of it right away because it is proven that if you remove any 'tags' immediately, they will not come back because it is too risky. There is tagging all along the colonnades on Jaume III but nobody seems to care. If you really love Palma and Mallorca, PLEASE get active. Yes it is work, yes it costs us time and money but why should these morons win and deface our beautiful city? It is really time for the citizens of this city to fight back and for a mayor to stand up the plate and push for legislation that will really hurt those who harm our city. The fines are ridiculous. You couldn't even buy an ad in Majorca Daily Bulletin for the cost of a fine and in most cases it stays on the walls for years. Keep advertising that needs to get very, very costly to those who think it is acceptable.

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james thomson / Hace 15 days

Tourism is like redwine - some is good, but too much is bad .

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Henry James / Hace 16 days

Don't worry,you'll soon have the city and the rest of the Island all to yourselves.

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Steve Riches / Hace 16 days

A clear lie. Tourism sustains the city. It's like Donald Trump saying we have no responsibility for global warming.

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