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Brazil: Community at imminent risk of forced eviction

, Index number: AMR 19/015/2010

The community of Restinga is in imminent risk of forced eviction due to the construction of a highway in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro. After months of threats, on 22 October 2010 at 9:00am council workers, accompanied by heavily armed civil and military police, began bulldozing a commercial district that has existed for over twenty years, destroying five shops.

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