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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The city of Rio officials announced Tuesday a month-long forced eviction and demolition of favela Metrô-Mangueira in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), which sits adjacent to the metro train line. Residents of homes that are being demolished in the community have been protesting and threaten to make a human barrier to prevent access to the area.

Police forces from the São Cristóvão battalion, including the Shock Battalion (Batalhão de Choque, BPChoq) have been on the scene, and will be for the duration to enforce . . .

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