Residents in a northern Spanish town of Barakaldo held a vigil on Friday night for a woman who killed herself by jumping from the balcony of her apartment from which she was about to be evicted.
Amaia Egaña had been unable to make her mortgage payments. She is the second person in recent times to commit suicide over an issue which is causing deep resentment in Spain.
“I’m the fourth person who saw her on the floor because I am her neighbour,” said one man. “Shame on the government for these things. They are cutting and cutting and we can’t live anymore.”
As well as family, friends and neighbours, members of the Spanish Association to Stop Evictions gathered in front of the building.
The government and opposition socialists have agreed to take urgent measures to help the most vulnerable mortgage defaulters.
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