Indonesian police fire tear gas, water cannon at Jakarta protesters

August 20, 2015 5:00 AM

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JAKARTA Aug 20 Residents facing eviction from a flood-prone part of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta clashed with police on Thursday, prompting security forces to fire tear gas and water cannon.

Land disputes are common in Indonesia, where efforts by government and business to acquire and clear property are frequently held back by overlapping permits and a legacy of unclear land titles, often resulting in violence.

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