BARCELONA OBERTA CONDEMNES THE INCIDENTS OF HELPING TO THE CENTER I REQUESTS DIALOGUE AND ENTITY GOVERNMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS
The Union of Trade and Tourism Axis of Barcelona, Barcelona Oberta, regrets and condemns the very serious incidents that took place yesterday evening in downtown.
Barcelona, October 16, 2019.- The tourist and commercial sector of Barcelona has again suffered the consequences of the demonstrations, traffic stoppages and vandalism that took place yesterday in the center of Barcelona, commercial and tourist activity.
The organization demonstrates that the dissemination of revolt, burning containers and objects of urban furniture, deeply damages the image we project from the city to the world. The actions of these days at the airport and the city center have a direct impact on tourism and trade, sectors that will be affected in the last quarter of the year, as happened two years ago.
For this reason, Barcelona Oberta, which defends the right to express itself from respect and coexistence, calls on the convocating organizations to promote peaceful acts and relocate the mobilizations of the center, and in particular, the demonstration convened this Friday at the late “Barcelona is from all of Barcelona.”
Likewise, the entity asks Governments and institutions for dialogue and understanding to prevent the occurrence of incidents such as those we are living these days.