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Greece: Furious clashes at protest against auctions of seized properties02:18

Greece: Furious clashes at protest against auctions of seized properties

Greece, Athens
December 20, 2017 at 22:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scores of protesters clashed with police outside an Athens courthouse as they rallied against state-run auctions to sell off repossessed homes on Wednesday.

Foreclosures began in November as part of austerity reforms under Greece's bailout deal with its lenders. The protesters attempted to enter the court but were stopped by police blocking the main entrance.

"It is obvious that the government and the bankers played their last card. One more time violence and tear-gas was used at this court. This is the way they try to seize people's homes. They won't achieve that, the movement is here," explained Ilias Papadopoulou, a member of the 'I won't pay' movement.

Greece: Furious clashes at protest against auctions of seized properties02:18
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Scores of protesters clashed with police outside an Athens courthouse as they rallied against state-run auctions to sell off repossessed homes on Wednesday.

Foreclosures began in November as part of austerity reforms under Greece's bailout deal with its lenders. The protesters attempted to enter the court but were stopped by police blocking the main entrance.

"It is obvious that the government and the bankers played their last card. One more time violence and tear-gas was used at this court. This is the way they try to seize people's homes. They won't achieve that, the movement is here," explained Ilias Papadopoulou, a member of the 'I won't pay' movement.

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