Catalan Police Tag Barcelona Mayor Over Sunbathing Confusion

Catalan Police tagged Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau in a tweet that seemed to reference the muddled communication from city officials regarding which leisure activities are allowed on beaches as of May 20, posting, “Phase 0 and such?”

El Pais reported there was confusion in the city this week after the deputy mayor for security appeared to contradict a statement from last weekend where the City Council said sunbathing would not be permitted when beaches reopened on May 20.

It was later clarified that sunbathing would not be allowed, the paper said.

Video by the Catalan Police shows people swimming, walking, and sitting along Barceloneta Beach.

Some areas, like Madrid or Barcelona, are still in lockdown “phase zero,” meaning their lockdown measures are stricter than in areas already in “phase one.” Credit: Asociación de Policías en Cataluña via Storyful