End of an era as Brits ABANDON Majorca after hundreds of ‘arrogant locals’ demand holidaymakers go home

Regular visitors have vowed to take their cash elsewhere after they say they were made to feel unwelcome and even intimidated.
 Slogans demanding tourists go home have been written over the Old Town walls in Palma
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Slogans demanding tourists go home have been written over the Old Town walls in Palma
 Thousands of people took to the streets in the British holiday hot spot Majorca to protest against mass tourism
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Thousands of people took to the streets in the British holiday hot spot Majorca to protest against mass tourism
It follows a recent wave of angry protests which peaked at the weekend when more than 3,000 locals took to the streets of Majorca capital Palma demanding Brits, German and Scandinavian tourists go home.
Last week thugs pelted six coaches with eggs near Palma airport, leaving British holidaymakers feared for their lives.
Tourists say they feel threatened – and they are voting with their feet, potentially marking the end of an era after decades of Brits heading to the Spanish holiday hot spot.
Magaluf bouncers batter and choke rowdy tourists in violent beach bust-up in front of horrified sunbathers
One said: “Bye Bye Majorca. Me and my money will be welcomed somewhere else.
“I have done what the demonstrators want. I have just cancelled my two holidays to Majorca for next year.
“I really feel sorry for the people who want us tourists to visit and spend our money but I for one shall not return in the future. The last thing I need on holiday is to feel like an intruder and an unwanted person.”
Another visitor said he would go to Portugal's islands instead, adding: "Mallorca used to be the friendliest place in the world.
"I remember Mallorca in the 1980s when I first came.
“Trying to regulate when people come to visit and when or if they can drive a rental car is insane! I have noticed an arrogance that never was prevalent here before.
“The Madeiras are starting to look great."
 This graffiti claims tourists are the terrorists. One slogan, featuring a black silhouette with a red target on its head, reads: "Why call it tourist season if we can't shoot them?"
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This graffiti claims tourists are the terrorists. One slogan, featuring a black silhouette with a red target on its head, reads: "Why call it tourist season if we can't shoot them?"
 Video footage posted on social media shows an angry crowd chanting "without limits there is no future" and "tourists go home" in the Spanish island's capital, Palma
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Video footage posted on social media shows an angry crowd chanting "without limits there is no future" and "tourists go home" in the Spanish island's capital, Palma
 Brits are the second biggest visitors to the Balearics behind the Germans
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Brits are the second biggest visitors to the Balearics behind the Germans
Another said: "I have been a regular visitor to Mallorca since the 1960s and I can understand the frustrations of a small island, with many more tourists than there used to be but I am afraid you cannot have your cake and eat it.
“It was the Spanish that opened up Mallorca in the first place, catering for package holidays, and building a huge airport to handle it.
“Maybe it is time to say adios Mallorca, And thanks for the memories."
Last month residents in Majorca resort Magaluf said they want to CLOSE the bars and clubs as strict new rules came into force to curb rowdy behaviour.
And authorities are planning to double the nightly tax tourists must pay from next year to visit the Balearic Islands, which also include Menorca and Ibiza.
A survey this week revealed two-thirds of people in the Balearics believe numbers of tourists should be capped.
But others warn that deterring visitors is suicidal for the local economy, which depends on tourism.
More than 12million tourists a year visit the Mediterranean island group. Brits are the second biggest group behind the 3.2million Germans.
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