By Matthew Roscoe • 16 February 2021 • 14:28
Large Turn Out for Torrevieja Hospitality Protests as Mayor and Officials Stay Away.
A TURNOUT of around 150 people joined the protests today (February 16) in Torrevieja as hospitality workers in Spain’s Valencian Community peacefully demonstrated against government restrictions. These restrictions have seen all bars and restaurants closed, a move which the hospitality sector see as unnecessary.
EWN was on site as people met in the plaza outside the front of the town hall, which had a dummy of a chef hanging from a lamppost directly across from it, to try to get the local government to listen to them.
Many of the 150 people were Torrevieja hospitality workers who want Ximo Puig, the president of the Valencian government, to know that they believe bars and restaurants aren’t the cause of the spread of Covid and that the government is providing too little aid, too late.
Among the upbeat atmosphere, with people singing and clapping, there was no sign of the mayor or any officials, although there were a few local police stationed at the door of the town hall, who didn’t come near the plaza.
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