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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.

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

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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

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

Squatters occupying an abandoned building argue with riot police sent to evict them.

Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP