Police officers in riot gear stand guard to prevent demonstrators, some of them from the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages, a group campaigning to stop evictions, from approachin

 

              Police officers in riot gear stand guard to prevent demonstrators, some of them from the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages, a group campaigning to stop evictions, from approachin
Police officers in riot gear stand guard to prevent demonstrators, some of them from the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages, a group campaigning to stop evictions, from approaching the Parliament as the Spanish Parliament considers whether to admit a popular petition to change mortgage laws and halt evictions of those unable to pay mortgages to a vote in Madrid, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The government agreed to consider changes to the law on mortgages after pressure from opposition parties and a growing public outcry, including a petition that was signed by 1.4 million people – enough signatures to force Parliament to discuss alterations to the law in a special session. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)