A beggar holds a plastic cup as people walk past in central Madrid, in a week the city council revealed plans to levy fines of €750 for public activities including soliciting for money outside shopping centres, feeding or washing dogs, reading tarot cards and performing acrobatics with a bike
Rocio de las Nieves Reyes Galvez, 28, waits to get evicted in Madrid on Wednesday. Ms Reyes Galvez moved into a room of a foreclosed apartment owned by her friend with her 6-year-old daughter six months ago, making small payments as she could afford. The landlord’s loss of the apartment to Bankia bank is causing Ms Reyes Galvez’s eviction. Ms Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last paycheck, a state benefit payment of €426. The eviction was finally postponed until November 15 with the help of the Victims’ Mortgage Platform.
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A model displays a spring/summer design by Ana Locking during Madrid Fashion Week.
Police remove members of the Platform for Mortgage Victims group as they try to stop the forced eviction of a family and the demolition of their home in Madrid, Spain. The city administration has been trying to expropriate the house since 2004 in order to build apartments
An activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent their eviction in Madrid early on Wednesday. Santiago Montoya, 26, her husband Angel Gimenez de la Rosa, 26, and their two sons (10 and 7 years old) had been squatting for the past year in a social rent flat; unemployed and unable to afford rent. Several activists were detained trying to stop the eviction, which was eventually carried out later in the day. Read more
An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.
Protesters against Spanish airline Iberia’s plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries hold a rally in Madrid on Thursday. Placards read “Prisoners of IAG (International AirlinesGroup) caused by the silence of counselors. IAG, is a fraud” and “Inmoral bonds = Labour extinction.” Read more