Spain Financial Crisis Evictions

Police block the apartment’s entrance as Amalio Barrul Gimenez’ belongings lay on the street after Amalio and his family’s got evicted in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Amalio Barrul Gimenez, , 41 years old, his wife Isabel Morales Bachiller, 35 years old, 2 month pregnant, and three children live with a low income coming from selling goods in the street and state benefits of 530 euros ($720). They occupied Bankia Bank apartment one and a half year ago and have tried to negotiate to pay a low rent but the bank demanded their eviction. The eviction was carried out in spite of the Victims’ Mortgage Platform (PAH). Banners read “Shame” “you are laughing and we are suffering”, “three children in the street”, “a pregnant woman evicted”, “extra payment to evict people”. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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