Arab Today, arab today spain antibank protest decries second evictee suicide
Last Updated : GMT 09:36:11
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Spain anti-bank protest decries second evictee suicide

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Spain anti-bank protest decries second evictee suicide

Madrid - AFP

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Madrid on Friday after a woman facing eviction killed herself in northern Spain, with the protesters blaming predatory mortgage menders for the second such suicide in as many weeks. Demonstrators also took to the streets in Barakaldo, the city in Basque Country where police said the 53-year-old woman had committed suicide \"as the bailiffs were to evict her from her home.\" With cries of \"Guilty! Guilty!\" and \"Shame! Shame!\" the Madrid protesters denounced banks like state-rescued lender Bankia for continuing to evict homeowners struck by unemployment and the eurozone crisis. The suicide came 15 days after 53-year-old Jose Luis Domingo hanged himself shortly before bailiffs came to his home in the southern city of Granada. Ruined homeowners have been camping outside Caja Madrid -- a major mortgage lender now part of the Bankia group -- in the capital with mats and sleeping bags since October 22, demanding they be spared eviction and have their debts renegotiated. A banner reading \"credit scam\" could be seen hanging next to the bank as the protesters held a minute\'s silence for the dead woman. Last month, a group of top magistrates released a report denouncing the trend of forced evictions, which they said have risen by a fifth this year and totalled 350,000 between 2008 and 2011. They complained of \"extremely aggressive judicial procedures against debtors\" who \"find themselves defenceless in a crisis that they did not cause.\" Faced with this trend, the government has announced it will submit proposals on Monday to the opposition Socialist party in an effort to agree on urgent action to halt the evictions and protect the most vulnerable residents. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he hopes the talks will include discussion of a \"temporary halt to the evictions which are hitting the most vulnerable families.\" He is also seeking ways to make the banks better apply their code of conduct, to renegotiate debts and allow people to remain in their homes. \"It\'s a difficult subject and I hope we will soon be able to give good news to all the Spanish people,\" Rajoy said. The eurozone\'s fourth-largest economy, Spain has been mired in recession since last year, with a record-high unemployment rate of more than 25 percent.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today spain antibank protest decries second evictee suicide Arab Today, arab today spain antibank protest decries second evictee suicide

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi Kataya explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 18:12 2017 Friday ,24 February

Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday