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Revellers clash with police on the Costa Brava

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Revellers clash with police on the Costa Brava


Hundreds of young people clash with police in the popular resort of Lloret de Mar on Spain’s Costa Brava.

The confrontation came after revellers were stopped from entering a giant nightclub where the air conditioning had broken down. Police fired into the air to disperse the crowd.

22 people, including 9 police officers, were injured.

Day dawns and the extent of the damage becomes clear.

“I’m fed up now,” said a pensioner the next day, “I want to sell my flat and move. It is a shame, because I have lived here for 31 years and I really like it, but I am going to move because I can’t stand this.”

20 nightclubbers wer detained, the majority of them French. Some are thought to have crossed the border just to visit the nightclub. It is the latest incident in the town, which locals say has become a victim of “booze tourism”.

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