A resort town in Spain known for a level of debauchery that makes U.S. spring break hotspots like Daytona Beach seem tame by comparison may have managed to top itself on the scale of utter chaos.
The current scandal in Magaluf, where authorities have struggled to repair its out-of-control image, involves rising tensions between – wait for it – Nigerian prostitutes and British expats and tourists.
British expats, who include owners of clubs that cater to tourists and locals, say the prostitutes are behaving badly in the town located in the southwest of the island of Mallorca, known for its beaches and Roman ruins.
The accusations, so far, have less to do with their chosen line of work and more with complaints that the women are targeting vacationers and locals, in some cases with the promise of sex, to commit crimes against them.
An organizer of protests against the prostitutes, some of whom have been seen with knives, told The Sun that the women must get out of Magaluf, saying they “have robbed, stabbed, bullied and attacked not only holidaymakers but the residents and seasonal workers of Magaluf.”
They told the Sun that the prostitutes and their pimps are assaulting and stealing from tourists and locals, sometimes hurling stones and sticks at them.