AFP: Families evicted as Spain debt pain hits home

Grim-faced and flanked by riot cops, two bailiffs arrive on Consuelo Lozano’s doorstep in Madrid to evict the latest victim of Spain’s burst property bubble.

Police shove away a crowd of her friends and neighbours, dragging off several by the arms and legs.

“Sons of bitches! Bastards!” yells the 60-strong crowd, pinned back by a line of riot shields.

“Shame! Injustice! Banks are robbers!”

A 40-year-old unemployed cleaning lady, Consuelo is the last of her family to quit their first-floor flat in Torrejon de Ardoz, a largely immigrant suburb in northern Madrid.
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