Squatters Clash With Police in Peru's Capital

May 20, 2015 7:15 PM

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A dusty plateau on Lima's southern outskirts with a protected pre-Incan burial site has become a scene of violent clashes between Peruvians desperate for land and a new police unit tasked with dislodging squatters.

Hundreds of police used tear gas and clubs Tuesday to remove about 2,000 squatters.

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