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Clashes as Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo is forced out

23 June 2012 Last updated at 03:53 BST

Paraguay's Senate has voted to impeach left-wing President Fernando Lugo, forcing him to step down.

Vice-President Federico Franco has already been sworn in as president.

Riot police and military police officers on horseback moved in to control the crowds in Asuncion, who gathered to protest at the impeachment trial.