Protests against foreclosures at courthouses in Athens, Thessaloniki


Dozens of people protested at courthouses in Athens and Thessaloniki Wednesday, expressing their opposition to first-home foreclosures.

Around 150 protesters barged into the Athens Magistrates Court and forced the notaries in attendance out of the premises while heckling them.

There were similar scenes at Thessaloniki Magistrates Court.

The protesters staged their demonstrations despite the fact that Greek notaries have been refraining from attending court cases for foreclosures on primary residences for the past month.

The union representing Greek notaries has called on the government to clarify the legal situation regarding repossessions, especially relating to primary residences, “to ensure the legality and smoothness of the proceedings.”