Similar action has been taken all over Spain with courts refusing to issue repossession orders, and local mayors ordering their police not to assist in evictions. Spain has only been a democracy for 37 years, and although split on political lines much the same as the rest of Europe, people tend to get together in times of trouble and help each other.
Heaven help any rich foreign investor who buys those repossessions, they will never be able to live in them, their Spanish neighbours won’t let them.
The solution is staring the Spanish government in the face – over a million empty homes that will soon belong to them. Social housing on a grand scale will solve the problem.