Gran Canarian residents protest against the overcrowding of immigrants in Arguineguín

2020/10/31 16:41:04 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

The patience of the residents of the municipality of Mogán in Gran Canaria, have reached their limit, as the influx of irregular immigrants that have reached the island has reached 11,800 people, with for many, the first point of call, the reception camp on the Arguineguín pier.

The different authorities who have visited the area have not provided any solution to the problem and, meanwhile, news about the overcrowding of the pier, controversial protocols being carried out, and the provision of tourist accommodation to face the drama in the absence of public facilities.

The mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, says that she herself is "overwhelmed" by the humanitarian and health emergency that her people have been experiencing since August, and this Wednesday she filed a complaint about the conditions of the camp and the inaction of the Government.

Indignation and social discontent have led the population to take to the streets today (Saturday) to demand an immediate response. The streets of Arguineguín have been filled with protestors with banners, demanding the dock camp be dismantled and the Central Government give an immediate solution to the situation.