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Filipino policemen clash with informal settlers

epa04044202 Filipino resident Brix Mercado, 27, (C) is being shielded by his family to prevent the local police from arresting him during a demolition of shanties at Sitio San Roque in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 27 January 2014. Throwing rocks, pillboxes, and even human waste, illegal settlers barricaded the demolition team in Baranggay Bagong Pag-asa. Four residents were arrested and twelve were reported injured. Residents report receiving cash from 300 to 450 US dollar in exchange for their voluntary relocation. Earlier, hundreds of the urban poor marched to the city hall in protest of the demolition that will pave the way for the rise of a business district. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

Scenes from the Agham Road demolition

28 January 2014