We Are Not Puppets of the Bank: Spanish Firefighters Help Block Eviction

Abby Zimet

Declaring their job is to “serve the public” and not be “puppets of the bank or its servants in the government,” Spanish firefighters joined protesters from Stop Desahucios to halt the eviction of Aurelia Rey, an 85-year-old woman who was one month's behind on her rent. In the wake of nationwide demonstrations against an estimated 350,000 austerity-linked eviction orders by banks - which have been repeatedly bailed out - the firefighters' union says it rejects any action that “contributes to inequalities and miseries suffered by the working class.”


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