barcelona - Policemen have handed out brochures to tourists at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona on Wednesday to make it clear that they have too little manpower to guarantee the safety of the city's visitors. The folders contain tips for tourists to prevent the theft of their property.
The leaflets were distributed in English, French, German and Russian. A spokesperson for the Catalan police force Mossos d'Esquadra explained to Spanish media that if tourists are robbed or are confronted with other problems, it can take a long time before the police can help.
The newspaper El Mundo reported that the Catalan Corps currently has 16,500 agents. In order to be able to function properly, according to the agents, there should certainly be 18,000.