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Rio Police Oust Thousands in Massive Slum Raid

Squatters in Rio clashed with police on Friday after a Brazilian court ordered that thousands be evicted from abandoned buildings in the Telerj slum.

. A woman shouts asking for help as squatters clash with police after a Brazilian court ordered that 5,000 people be evicted from abandoned buildings owned by a telecommunications company in the Telerj slum, on Apil 11. Officers used tear gas and stun grenades to attempt to disperse the slum's residents. Silvia Izquierdo / AP

. Riot police use tear gas against residents of the Telerj slum as they attempt to repossess the land. Stringer/brazil / Reuters

. People run away from a burning bus set on fire by residents of the Telerj slum. Sergio Moraes / Reuters

. Squatters take cover from stun grenades and tear gas. Silvia Izquierdo / AP

. Squatters who were occupying an abandoned lot carry their belongings after being evicted by police. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP - Getty Images

. A man runs while he carries two children during an eviction in Rio. Silvia Izquierdo / AP

. A woman screams after being detained during protests near the area recently occupied by squatters. Felipe Dana / AP

. A woman protests when a relative is arrested by police. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP - Getty Images

. Squatters occupying an abandoned building argue with riot police sent to evict them. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP - Getty Images