Mother and daughter saved from eviction by demonstrators in Palma.

SEVERAL 15-M protestors prevented police from evicting an Argentinean mother and her daughter in Palma de Mallorca, which would have left her living on the street. She works as a fitness instructor but only earns between €300 and €400 a month and so cannot cope with the rent

“I never thought I would find myself in this situation,” said the Argentinean woman in tears. “About six months ago I received the eviction notice because I stopped paying the rent when I lost my job.” She became a Spanish national about nine years ago and lives in Mallorca along with several family members who are in similar or worse situations. 

Spain is one of the countries worst affected by the economic crisis and the European country with the highest unemployment. About 30 per cent of youngsters are out of work.

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