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Barcelona council and street vendors agree to discuss ‘employment and social emergencies’

The city council met with ‘top manta’ representatives on Wednesday

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07 August 2019 04:23 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

The Barcelona city council and ‘top manta’ street vendors have agreed to discuss “employment and social emergencies” next week following a meeting on Wednesday between ‘top manta’ representatives and deputy mayors Janet Sanz and Jaume Collboni.

Wednesday’s meeting comes after the recent crackdown on the practice and the subsequent ‘top manta’ protest against the council’s “persecution and repression.”

Not much is known of exactly what transpired during the meeting, but the council has reinforced its stance, declaring that “non-authorized street selling is not possible in Barcelona.”

The council has also reaffirmed its “commitment to maintaining and strengthening policies that seek work and social solutions for these people, all the while paying special attention to those who are most vulnerable.”

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  • Street vendors at Barcelona's Plaça Catalunya on August 3, 2019 (Miquel Codolar/ACN)

  • Street vendors at Barcelona's Plaça Catalunya on August 3, 2019 (Miquel Codolar/ACN)

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