ANTI-EVICTION MOVEMENT

Galician judge blocks eviction of 85-year-old woman

Aurelia Rey´s case hit the headlines when members of protest platform battled with police

Aurelia Rey (front), is applauded by supporters in A Coruña on Monday after a judge halted an eviction order against her. / Cabalar (EFE)

A judge in Galicia has stopped the eviction of an 85-year-old woman who was being forced out of her apartment in A Coruña by the owners when she fell behind on her 126-euro monthly rent last year. The case of Aurelia Rey has made news across Spain when members of the Stop Evictions platform battled with police who had come to evict the woman last week. Activists have been guarding the building in the center of the city for the past 15 days.

Rey, who has no family, has been paying the same amount since 1979. The platform said that a judge agreed to suspend the eviction order for two months after accepting an agreement by the owners. Activists are demanding that social services find a place for Rey to live.

Last week Spain´s Popular Party government agreed to consider legislative measures to stem the tide of evictions. Under Spanish law, simply returning the keys to the bank is not normally an option, and mortage holders can be faced with a lifetime of unpaid debts.

Y ADEMÁS...

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

LATIN AMERICA

Unions go on strike in Argentina

Alejandro Rebossio Buenos Aires

Protesters want to renegotiate wages and income tax in view of rampant inflation

Top Escobar hitman freed after 23 years

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, who killed over 300 for the Medellín cartel, leaves Colombian jail after serving three-fifths of his sentence

Silva emerges unscathed from Brazil’s first TV debate

Rousseff and PSDB contender Aécio Neves focused on attacking each other over economy

Peña Nieto: “Immigration reform is a matter of justice”

Mexican president meets with “the other Mexico” in California for the first time during his term of office

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50

Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana