Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a multitude of revellers including British tourists erupts in song on a notorious Mallorca street at night, angering local residents.
The illegal street party took place on the so-called Calle de la Cerveza (Beer Street) in the beach resort of Playa de Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Large social gatherings are currently prohibited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, this did not stop the shocking scene from unfolding on the night of Saturday, 18th September.
The footage shows how hundreds of dancing and singing people throng the streets while failing to maintain social distancing measures or wear protective face coverings.
The footage was filmed outside a venue that was apparently blasting music through its loudspeakers despite nightlife being ostensibly closed throughout the country.
No police presence can be detected in the footage, despite the large gathering blatantly contravening coronavirus rules.
The incident is the latest in a string of incidents involving groups of revellers drinking and partying in the streets at nighttime that have enraged local residents this summer.
According to Mallorca Diario, the strict rules and police presence in nearby so-called Calle del Jamon (Ham Street) caused revellers to decamp to Calle de la Cerveza, which is less patrolled, as it is a street back from the beachfront.
Locals and business owners have called on the local police to restore order on the street. Meanwhile, bar owners have called for their opening hours to be extended, so as to avoid crowding in the streets.
The bar owners have argued that they can enforce coronavirus rules in their venues more strictly than in the streets.