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Tenerife protest LIVE: Canary Islander’s brutal two-word message to tourists as 50k march

Emily Hudson By Emily Hudson May21,2024

Thousands of Canary Islanders have already assembled as they prepare to protest against mass tourism. Demonstrators unfurled a banner saying “You Enjoy, We Suffer” and while another protester issued a brutal message this morning in Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz.

The man was pictured wearing a black t-shirt with the words ‘F**k off!’ emblazoned on the front underneath a middle finger. Around 50,000 people have now gathered in the city,.

Activists say the huge influx in tourist numbers is inflicting irreparable damage to the environment and is leading to poverty among the islanders due to low pay and rising property prices.

Demonstrations will take place today across the islands in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma under the banner “The Canaries have a limit”.

Spanish expats in the UK will also hold a rally in London in an effort to get their message across to Brits that “enough is enough”.

The Canaries are a very popular destination for holidaying Brits, with almost six million visiting the islands last year.

The Express.co.uk will be reporting live from Santa Cruz in Tenerife, with Investigations editor Zak Garner-Purkis at the scene.

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3 thoughts on “Tenerife protest LIVE: Canary Islander’s brutal two-word message to tourists as 50k march”
  1. Mass tourism is causing irreparable damage to our beautiful islands. Enough is enough, and it’s time for change! #SaveCanaryIslands

  2. Do the tourists contribute significantly to the local economy, or is their impact mainly negative?

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