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Protestors against Akumal Bay beach access to get meeting

Tulum, Q.R. — A meeting regarding the limited free beach access in Akumal is scheduled for Monday in an attempt to find alternative solutions.

A state meeting will be held in Chetumal Monday with the civil association We Are All Akumal. The meeting will include sightseeing guides and the legal staff of the state government in order to specify alternative ways to enter the beaches of the bay of Akumal.

The move came after a road blockade earlier this week by the local service providers. The closure of the road started around 9:00 a.m. when cooperative members placed items across the road to prevent vehicle access. The tourists who arrived were allowed on foot.

The undersecretary of government, Joel Espinosa and the secretary of the city council of Tulum, Euterpe Gutiérrez Valasis arrived at noon to talk with the protesting guides and find a solution to the access of Akumal Bay, which is what they were demanding.

Federal police also arrived to try and evict the protesting guides saying they were blocking a federal road, however, the small group of protesters kneeled with their hands behind their backs to facilitate an arrest if authorities felt so inclined.

They were not arrested.