Rio residents protest Olympic eviction with road block

April 1, 2015 6:44 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Residents of a squatter settlement in Brazil marked for demolition to make way for the Olympic Park protested against eviction on Wednesday, blocking a main road into Rio de Janeiro during morning rush-hour traffic.

Cars were gridlocked for at least five kilometers in Rio's southern neighborhood of Barra de Tijuca after around 30 residents stood in the road, holding aloft banners, singing and hitting pans.

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