Kicker – Singing in the streets of Spain

MARY REICHARD, HOST: First responders are getting creative during this time of pandemic.  

Officers on the island of Majorca off the east coast of Spain wanted to lift the spirits of people stuck inside their homes.

AUDIO: [Sirens]

Sirens broke the silence along a deserted residential street. The officers then stepped out of their squad cars. Listen to what they did next:

AUDIO: [Singing]

An officer strummed his acoustic guitar and sang into a microphone synced up to the loudspeakers on his squad car. The other officers danced in the street. And the people sang along!

AUDIO: [Resident signing along]

Some of the lyrics they sang: “We are all united. Come out on your balconies!” And “The virus that is facing us will not defeat us!”

Then they piled back into their cars and moved on to cheer up the next locked-down neighborhood.

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(Photo/The Guardian) 

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