No­taries at­tacked in Athens, Thes­sa­loniki

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No­taries came un­der at­tack from mem­bers of a protest move­ment op­posed to fore­clo­sures of first homes at courts in Athens and Thes­sa­loniki yes­ter­day. At the cap­i­tal’s main court com­plex, two no­taries and a lawyer man­aged to break through a crowd of pro­test­ers and en­ter the court­room where auc­tions were to take place but they were sub­se­quently sur­rounded by demon­stra­tors. There were sim­i­lar scenes in Thes­sa­loniki, where pro­test­ers ver­bally abused the head of the lo­cal as­so­ci­a­tion of no­taries, Ioanna Bil­isiChrousala. Af­ter months of pro­test­ers block­ing no­taries’ ac­cess to court­houses around the coun­try in protest at prop­erty fore­clo­sures, the gov­ern­ment has drafted leg­is­la­tion that will al­low the auc­tions to take place on­line. The elec­tronic plat­form that will sup­port prop­erty auc­tions is ex­pected to go on­line in the com­ing months, Kathimerini un­der­stands.

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