Mass evictions in Spain

Associated Press
45-year old office manager Irene Gonzalez of Spain stands by her front door while she waits to be evicted from her home,  in Madrid Monday Nov. 19, 2012. The police and court officials did not show up at the planned time and she still does not know if they will come later or on another day to evict her. Spain approved a two-year suspension of evictions Thursday for some needy homeowners unable to pay their mortgages, but activists said the government failed to address the larger issue of how those who give up their homes may still remain indebted, sometimes for the rest of their lives. Public attention on the issue intensified greatly in recent weeks after two homeowners facing eviction committed suicide. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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Demonstrators have clashed with police on the streets of Madrid in an upsurge of popular anger at new austerity measures being imposed on the country's teetering economy, which has resulted in unemployment and mass evictions.

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