By Euro Weekly News Media • 20 May 2011 • 8:35
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TRADERS in Palma united to protest against ‘looky-looky’ men’s illegal hawking. They denounced the public administration’s ‘passivity’ to the problem. The protest started at the Plaza Mayor with pictures of the various products sold by the illegal street vendors spread out on blankets.
After which they marched through Calle san Miguel with banners that demanded that a stop was put to illegal hawking.
Bernat Coll, president of the trader’s organization PIMECO, was amongst the protestors along with members of the regional employer’s trade department.
“Since it cannot be done by other means, PIMECO is participating in the act of traders claiming back their business and calling for government agencies to get involved and fight against this illegal and unfair practice,” explained Coll.
“This illegal activity has been growing on our island and we cannot fight alone against it,” he added.
As the protest came to an end, the traders and organizations agreed that they would hold further protests in the coming weeks and work towards getting other towns on the island involved in the campaign.
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