Village goes on strike against Spain's concrete jungle
27 October 2006, MALAGA — An entire village went on strike in protest at plans to build two golf courses, 800 luxury homes and two hotels.
27 October 2006
MALAGA — An entire village went on strike in protest at plans to build two golf courses, 800 luxury homes and two hotels.
The Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Friday none of the children in Ceuvas del Becerro, near Malaga, went to school and all shops and businesses were closed.
Police and emergency services even maintained a minimum service, joining in the protest.
Isabel Teresa Rosado, the mayoress of Ceuvas, said the strike had been a success.
"The whole town went on strike. The support has been overwhelming, with 100 percent of businesses closed," she said.
About 1,000 people went on a march to the town council, claiming the proposed development will caused environmental damage to the area.
The strike comes after three years of protests.
The town council has campaigned for the regional government of Andalusia to suspend the development which was given planning permission.
It claims it is going to harm the water supply to Cuevas and other towns nearby
But the building company says it can guarantee water supply to the area.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news