More than 500 people have taken to the streets to protest against the impact of overtourism in Ibiza – the first rally of its kind on the Balearic island famed for its hedonistic 24-hour lifestyle.
The rally, organised by local pressure group Prou!, took place on Vara de Rey in Ibiza Town last Friday. Protesters decried the privatisation of beaches, party boats, the rise in crime, the increase in rental prices and noise pollution. Some held placards reading “For Sale”.
They’re not the first–back home in South Florida, we hated tourists too. Instead of dealing with people from the UK, France and Germany, we had to bear the brunt from other strange places, like NY and NJ…
We didn’t protest, however: we just worked as hard as we could to relieve them of their money and be rude to them in the process. What a country!