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ARMED cops were forced to clear hundreds of drunken Brits from the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf this morning during after-hours mayhem.
Cops booted more than 500 mainly British holidaymakers after they continued partying outside the landmark Capitol Bar instead of going home.
Police moved in when a wasted Brit launched himself on to a moving car and fellow party-goers surrounded it and started banging their firsts against the vehicle, according to Island newspaper Ultima Hora.
Thankfully, there were no immediate reports of any injuries or arrests.
Armed police officers were filmed marching down Punta Ballena strip, ordering tourists who were celebrating the country’s win off the road and onto the pavement.
One officer used his pepper spray on a bare-chested Brit who was pushed to the kerb as his colleagues walked past others who broke off singing: ‘Football’s Coming Home’ to jeer them as they appeared.
Several partygoers could be seen pulling up their T-shirts to cover their mouths and rubbing their eyes in obvious discomfort as they left the area moments later.
Although pepper spray is understood to have been used this Sunday morning, Ultima Hora solidly pointed the finger of blame on unruly British tourists who it said were letting off canisters.
Local town hall-employed police and Civil Guard could not be reached for comment.
Bars and nightclubs on Punta Ballena were ordered to close last summer after yob British holidaymakers were pictured jumping on a roof of a parked car.
Police have been clamping down quickly on rabid tourists this summer to avoid a repeat of the bad behaviour.
Anti-covid restrictions were tightened up last month in Majorca as the island battled a new wave of coronavirus cases.
Bars and restaurants were ordered to shut at 1am as existing closure times were brought forward by an hour. The number of people who could share a table was also reduced.
The Balearic government says the two popular resorts of Magaluf and San Antonio will continue to have capacity and table occupancy restrictions in big bars and restaurants.
Minister of Tourism and Labour and spokesman for the Government, Iago Negueruela, said the establishments will have a maximum capacity of 100 people indoors and 200 people on the terrace.
At the tables, no more than six people can sit inside and ten people outside.
“The restrictions on capacity and table numbers were already being applied until now in the Arenal de Palma area and in Llucmajor, both in Mallorca.
“We have seen the good results that these restrictions are having in Arenal and that is why we are now extending them to Sant Antoni de Portmany and Magaluf,” Negueruela said.
Punta Ballena is one of Spain’s biggest party resorts and welcomes thousands of party-fanatics every year.
It’s extremely popular among British tourists, who flock there for the high-octane night-life and amazing weather.