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Spanish Protesters Take Over A Bank Lobby To Protest Evictions

Members of Spain's Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH) took over a bank branch on Tuesday to protest recent evictions in the area.

Posted on March 19, 2013, at 2:27 p.m. ET

A branch employee tries to work, surrounded by protesters.

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Emilio Morenatti / AP

Another employee attempts to work, ignoring the leaflets and protesters filling up the bank's lobby.

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Emilio Morenatti / AP
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Spain is currently struggling, trying to get out of its second recession in the last three years.

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Emilio Morenatti / AP

Twenty-six percent of the population there is unemployed.

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Emilio Morenatti / AP
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A protester kicks her feet up on a desk, pretending to be the bank's manager, surrounded by debris and pieces of paper.

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Emilio Morenatti / AP

A protester passes by an employee with a sign reading: "No more people without houses and Yes to the future of people."

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