AN elderly woman faced eviction for being one month behind with her rent in Galicia.
Protesters carrying ‘Stop Desahucios’ (stop evictions) posters prevented an 85 year old from losing her home this week. She had fallen behind with her rent and the owners immediately started eviction proceedings. Around 200 people were there to stop the police forcing her out into the street and changing the locks.
Even firefighters who had been called to assist in with the eviction refused to be involved on humanitarian grounds and supported the pressure group who have prevented thousands of homeowners from eviction.
The group also held a demonstration in front of the court in Coruña to demand solutions for the elderly woman’s problems.