Greece: Anti-foreclosure protesters clash with police outside notary office

Protesters opposing properties auctions scuffle with riot police outside of a public notary in Greece. (AFP)

Clashes erupted during a protest against auctions of foreclosed houses outside a notary's office in central Athens on Wednesday. The demonstration was organised by the anti-austerity movement "Den Plirono" ("I Won't Pay").

The protesters tried to cancel the auctions being conducted inside the office and collided with police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

The restarting of auctions was a prerequisite in order to release Greece's latest loan tranche set by the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Auctions are conducted through an e-platform (e-auctions) at notaries' offices around the country, as the physical auctions at courts were cancelled recently due to similar protests outside. Five protesters were injured in an anti-foreclosure protest in Athens last week.

Source: Ruptly

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