Anti-tourist activists in Barcelona threaten fresh attacks

Activists fighting 'mass tourism' in Barcelona have turned their attention to rental bicycles in the city after Sunday's attack on a holidaymakers' coach.

A video posted on Twitter shows unidentified protesters slashing bicycle tyres with a knife in the Catalan city.

They are believed to be the same group of masked attackers who stormed an open-top tourist bus last week. 

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Protest: A video posted on Twitter shows  members of anti-tourism group 'Arran' slashing the tyres of rental bicycles in Barcelona, Spain.

Protest: A video posted on Twitter shows  members of anti-tourism group 'Arran' slashing the tyres of rental bicycles in Barcelona, Spain.

The anti-capitalist group, calling themselves Arran, which has claimed responsibility for holding up and damaging the bus, says it cannot rule out further demonstrations.

Protestors spent yesterday seeking out tourist bicycles parked in the city, slashing their tyres with a knife and slapping Arran stickers on them.

The group posted a video of their actions on their Twitter,  accompanied by the message: 'We are fed up with the occupation by tourist companies of the public space of the neighborhood.'

Barcelona has thousands of tourists cycling around the city every day in a bid to beat the traffic congestion and they can be rented from hundreds of terminals using a card. The system is known as 'bicing'.

The video was accompanied by the message: 'We are fed up with the occupation by tourist companies of the public space of the neighborhood'

The video was accompanied by the message: 'We are fed up with the occupation by tourist companies of the public space of the neighborhood'

Panicked tourists on board the vehicle, who included families with young children, said afterwards they thought at first they were being attacked by terrorists

Panicked tourists on board the vehicle, who included families with young children, said afterwards they thought at first they were being attacked by terrorists

The gang slashed the bus' tyres and daubed graffiti on the windows to protest against tourism

The gang slashed the bus' tyres and daubed

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