Protesters clash with police over home auctions


Demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against home auctions outside the Bank of Greece offices in Thessaloniki on Wednesday. Early last month the association representing the country’s notaries called on members to boycott repossessions of primary residences. Since then there have been virtually no foreclosures on first homes but protesters have sought to block auctions of other properties and assets too. The central bank will be issuing licenses to private firms for managing nonperforming loans by the end of this year. [Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters]