Bladdered sunburnt Brits hit Magaluf’s Punta Ballena strip hours before it’s shut down for summer over bad behaviour

SUNBURNT Brits painted the town red as they hit Magaluf’s Punta Ballena strip hours before it’s shut down for the rest of summer.

The boozed-up tourists threw a farewell party for the notorious nightspot which is being closed following nights of outrageous behaviour.

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Boozy tourists were out in force on Magaluf’s strip[/caption]

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A group of party-loving girls stick to the island’s mask rules[/caption]

The shock closure comes after images emerged of vomiting revellers ignoring the island’s social distancing and face mask regulations.

Tourism Minister Lago Negueruela announced the move saying police would be mobilised to make sure all businesses including bars and restaurants closed their doors.

Pictures show police patrolling the notorious party zone as businesses closed their shutters – ruining the plans of thousands of holidaymakers.

However, before the final doors were closed for months, mobs of Brits descended on the strip for one final session.

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The strip is being closed after nights of drunken behaviour[/caption]

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Police have been mobilised to enforce the shutdown[/caption]

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Some Brits were spotted stocking up on booze[/caption]

They were seen hitting the bars hard before stocking up with crates of booze to head back to their holiday accommodation.

News of the closures have devastated bar owners who have called the move a “slap in the face.”

Diego Belmonte, a trader at the Chippy bar in Magaluf, told Diario de Mallorca: “At noon, the decree was approved and around 3pm, they started arriving to tell us that we had to close.”

And Alejandro Jara, owner of the Alex Party group said: “250 workers from my company have been put on the streets.

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Many bars were already pretty deserted[/caption]

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The party is now over for many young tourists[/caption]

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A young couple enjoy a final night on the strip[/caption]

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The decision follows scenes of drunken behaviour by Brits and Germans[/caption]

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Police on duty outside one Magaluf bar[/caption]

“We have just had a very hard winter and we had opened just ten days ago. When the police came, some waiters started to cry.”

The decision follows scenes of drunken behaviour by Brits and Germans in both Magaluf and Platja de Palma following the return of tourists just two weeks ago.

The initial closure order is for two months but businesses fear it could be for longer, if not ever, as the Balearic government has already signalled its intention to crackdown on anti-social behaviour which it associates with these areas.

Business associations in the Balearics have voiced different opinions about the closure, with some saying it is justified whilst others consider it an injustice.

President of Acotur, José TIrado said: “It is a barbarity, an arbitrary decision, which is outside common sense and the rule of law. We unanimously respect the issue of COVID, but establishments cannot be closed due to a public order altercation on the public road.”
The government is also to step up inspections in all parts of the islands to make sure coronavirus safety regulations, including the wearing of masks, are being adhered to.

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