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July 17, 2020

Hoteliers in Playa de Palma warn that the closure of streets will not help if there are no more police

by Mallorca Diario

The Association of Hoteliers of Playa de Palma has criticized the "lack of police officers" assigned to the area this summer, pointing out that the Palma City Council is having "serious problems" to cover the number of necessary troops.

As reported by the president of the Hotel Association of Playa de Palma, Isabel Vidal, "the images that we have seen these days on television and in the newspapers, and of which the whole country has spoken, are due to the lack of security and of agents in the area. There are no police to avoid the crowds and to bring order to those who break the law "

Along these lines, she has ensured that, just as it happened with the approval of the excess tourism decree, the hoteliers in Playa de Palma applaud all the measures that are aimed at eliminating this type of uncivil action. However, she has clarified, "closing certain conflict zones, as ordered, is a patch but not the definitive solution to the problem."

"Although the closure of the Calle del Jamón or Calle de la Cerveza is ordered, these tourists are going to go drink on the beach, on the promenade, wherever it is if we do not have police to monitor these actions, the closure will serve as Nothing, crowds and problems with drunk and uncontrolled visitors in the area will continue, "said Vidal.

The vice president of the Association of Hoteliers of Playa de Palma, José Antonio Fernández de Alarcón, added: “a decree law, a precautionary closure can be applied for the premises that break the law, a civic ordinance and ZEIT areas. There are sufficient legal tools that do not apply and should do so.”

Likewise, the hoteliers in Playa de Palma have warned that "not only are there a shortage of Local Police, but also of the National Police", stressing that the National Police office in Playa de Palma, which is operational throughout the year has only opened on July 15.

"If we sell Mallorca as a safe destination, the public administration has the obligation to guarantee it and this summer more than ever," they added.

However, the Association has pointed out that the services in the area are still minimal, for example, they have pointed out the service of hammocks and umbrellas is not yet being provided and it is unknown, at the moment, when it will start to work, which is why , they have concluded, they are receiving many complaints from clients.




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