THE leader of the conservative Partido Popular (PP) has called for a protest group which previously staged demonstrations against tourists in Mallorca to be banned.
Pablo Casado, who was speaking at an election rally in Andalucia, said the government had done nothing to stop the leftist pro-Catalan independence Arran.
“What is this? These actions used to be done by totalitarians and fascists but they are now applauded by regional nationalists while the government keeps quiet,” he said.
The group, which Casado branded ‘kale borrokas’ in reference to Basque nationalist youth guerrillas, have been free to go and do what they please, he said.
Arran previously protested in a Palma marina against what they claimed was ‘mass tourism’ blighting Mallorca.
The protest saw they let off smoke flares and throw confetti at dinners. Members of the group appeared in court earlier this year charged with violence at the protest which they denied, claiming it was peaceful.
The group has also sprayed graffiti on buildings in Mallorca in protest against residential apartments and flats being rented out to tourists.
12 miembros de Arran Països Catalans, están siendo juzgados, por actos de vandalismo en julio de 2017, en el puerto de Palma de Mallorca.
Los antisistema están acusados de amenazas, vandalismo y daños contra la propiedad privada.
Incluso entraron dentro de algunos barcos.
—> Santiago Mariscal (@ATMCRAKS1) 6, 2018