Nearly 100 Barcelona residents gathered on the beach to protest against the growing number of tourists and their resulting problems, reports on Saturday Agency associated press (AP)
The rally was held under the slogan “take back the beaches for everyone.” The protesters claim that the presence of a huge number of foreign visitors has provoked a rise in prices for rental property. In addition, the residents are unhappy too, according to them, the violent behavior of some tourists.
AP notes that in Barcelona and other popular among vacationers Spanish cities in the last time often undergo a similar kind of rallies organized by the left-wing movements. The purpose of these initiatives is to Express dissatisfaction with mass tourism, which began to disturb local residents.
The Agency emphasizes that Spain, with a population of about 46 million people in 2016, called for 75,3 million tourists . And in the first six months of 2017 the number of tourists increased by 12% compared to the same period last year. While the tourist business brings in Spain 11% of its GDP.