Barcelona Locals Fight Back Against Drunk, Naked Tourists Reply

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Smh.com.au–Sick of drunken, naked visitors cavorting in the streets, residents of one seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona are fighting back, complaining that the Spanish city has fallen victim to its own tourism success. Long popular with foreign merrymakers, the beachside district of La Barceloneta surged to notoriety last month when newspapers published photographs of smirking tourists shopping stark naked in a supermarket there.

Local families soon took to the streets themselves in angry demonstrations, condemning a mass tourism industry that they say packs visitors into cheap, unregulated rental flats in their district. “La Barceloneta rebels,” read signs waved by the locals. “Stop mass wild tourism… My building is not a hotel.” “It’s a daily ordeal for us. At night the place fills up with illegal parties, people getting drunk and shouting in the street. It is disgraceful and unbearable,” said Manel Serrano, 59, pushing his mother in a wheelchair at one of the demonstrations.

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Read more on Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-planning/travel-news/barcelona-locals-fight-back-against-drunk-naked-tourists-20140908-3f23j.html#ixzz3CtrCiodH

Barceloneta tourism protest

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