‘Tourists go home’: anti-tourism industry protest in Barcelona

  title={‘Tourists go home’: anti-tourism industry protest in Barcelona},
  author={Neil Hughes},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  pages={471 - 477}
  • N. Hughes
  • Published 3 May 2018
  • Political Science
  • Social Movement Studies
Abstract This profile looks at the wave of at times violent protests against the economic, social and environmental consequences of mass tourism in Barcelona, which came to international attention in the summer of 2017. It outlines the leading role played by left-wing nationalist activists linked to the Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (CUP, Popular Unity Candidacy) political party in the protests. I examine CUP’s direct-action methods, targeting local business interests and foreign tourists, as… 
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