Almuñécar Protest Set

Disgruntled farmers obtained the go ahead from a higher administration to demonstrate in Almuñécar after the Town Hall refused permission.

ALM Valle Rio Verde from NorthThe protest march will take to the streets of Almuñécar on the 14th of this month with the hope of convincing the Central Government to adopt a “clear posture,” concerning the dire situation of fruit farmers within the municipaliy.

It should be noted that quite a few wells in the vega are drawing up salt water and have taken the decision not to irrigate the trees as the salt water will kill them – as it did during the drought in the early 90s.

The protest march has ample backing from the various chairpersons of irrigation collectives, as well as the fruit-trading cooperatives; i.e., the large warehouses where farmers take their produce for sale.

The demonstration is arranged for 08.00h in the Carrera; i.e., where the roundabout-mounted fountain is with the huge flag. From there it will advance along Avenida Fenicia, Calle Larache, Calle Mariana Pineda, Avenida. Juan Carlos, Callejón de Hurtado, Plaza de Madrid, Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Paseo del Altillo, Plaza de La Rosa, Calle Baja del Mar, Calle Real and conclude within the Plaza de la Constitución (Town Hall Square), where speeches will be made.

The protest organisers are calling upon, offices, shops, bars, restaurants and banks to support the causes by closing during the morning, between 08.00h and 14.00h.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  5 comments for “Almuñécar Protest Set

  1. Julie
    December 8, 2022 at 9:37 pm


    Many thanks for your humour. Good to laugh.

  2. Darren
    December 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Ah, thanks. So presumably this is for demonstrations over a certain size, or would this be applicable even if it was just you with a sign?

    There seems to be a bit of a flaw in this plan if the people you are protesting against are also the permission-issuing authority. “Why yes, please stand outside and call us bastards for 8 hours while we’re trying to work”

    Please note, this is academic interest only. I have no immediate plans for overturning any governments. It’s a bit nippy outside for one thing.

  3. julie
    December 8, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    I thought it was undemocratically illegal to demonstrate outside Parliament buildings? This doesn’t apply to local town halls, but it shouldn’t apply anywhere imo.

    “Individuals participating in demonstrations outside parliament buildings or key installations could be fined up to €600,000, if they are considered to breach the peace. Those insulting police officers could be fined up €600. Burning a national flag could cost the perpetrator a maximum fine of €30,000”

  4. December 8, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Darren: you have to inform them because you’re occupying public space and require police (control traffic) and medical presence (ambulance & proteccíon civil). Protest is a constitutional right in Spain. You just need permission to set a date and place.

  5. Darren
    December 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Do you need permission to demonstrate in Spain? Isn’t that sort of missing the point?

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