Anti-tourism activists vandalise rental cars in Majorca


August 06, 2019

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Spanish police on Tuesday were investigating vandalism targeting rental cars on the holiday island of Majorca by a far-left group which regularly stages summer protests against mass tourism.

Arran, a far-left youth group, posted a video on social media showing two masked activists smashing windshields of rental cars with a hammer at night in Palma, the capital of the island, as well as spray painting the vehicles and puncturing their tires.The group, which in recent years has carried out similar protests in the Balearic Islands as well as Barcelona and Valencia, argues rental vehicles are polluting and a symbol of the "saturation" of the island with visitors. For more on this story go to France 25 Vandals attack tourist rental cars