Greece: Clashes in Piraeus during Popular Unity protest

Clashes erupted between police and members of the left-wing political party Popular Unity on Saturday as they protested against austerity policies and the foreclosure of home auctions in Piraeus during the Epiphany procession. President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopulos, Mayor of Piraeus Ioannis Moralis and other officials attended the procession. Tension was created when police officers... Еще prohibited the protesters from moving closer to the procession. Protesters held banners reading «No home in bankers' hands» due to the latest wave of foreclosure auctions. Foreclosures began in November as part of austerity reforms under Greece's bailout deal with its lenders. The Greek parliament passed a bill stating that anyone causing harm to or assaulting notaries while they are conducting a home auction will be prosecuted immediately.

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