Clashes in Argentina

Four Argentine police injured in violent clashes as they dismantle makeshift homes and force 200 squatter families from occupied land.

August 6, 2011 07:37
Argentinian police (Reuters)

Argentine police 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Violent clashes erupted on August 5 as Argentine police forced some 200 families from land they had called home since occupying it more than a month ago.

While some of the squatters left peacefully, about 200 tried to beat advancing police back by hurling rocks and other projectiles.

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Police responded with rubber bullets in the violent struggle that left at least four police officers injured and five squatters in custody.

The squatters were given five days to leave the land by a local court. When they did not vacate the property a judge gave the Tucuman Provincial Police the go-ahead to remove the people.

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