Police officers carry a squatter during an eviction from an abandoned building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Brazil police clash with squatters in Rio de Janeiro

11 April 2014 Last updated at 23:53 BST

Police and squatters have clashed in Rio de Janeiro as officials moved in to evict up to 5,000 people from a building belonging to a local telecommunications company.

The squatters had been occupying the area for 10 days and Brazil's courts ordered the repossession of the plot a week ago.

Julia Carneiro reports.