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Protesters in Ronda demand a motorway connection for the town

The protest ended when the organisation read out its manifesto with its demands.
The protest ended when the organisation read out its manifesto with its demands. / V. MELGAR
  • Locals ask authorities for improved links, saying the current narrow roads harm the area’s economy

A protest last Sunday, organised by ‘Plataforma autovía para Ronda YA’, demanded that politicians “wake up” and improve communications for the region of Ronda and Sierra de Cádiz. They also asked for a new motorway to be built to better connect Ronda to the rest of the province, saying they were tired of the current “goat tracks”.

Almost 5,000 people gathered for the march, which is fuelled by concerns that the area is depopulating and the economy suffering, and people could be heard shouting “a motorway to Malaga” and “end the isolation!”

Only five mayors out of over 20 municipalities in the Serranía de Ronda area were in attendance.