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Protests After Eviction of Occupants from Oi Favela

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former residents of the recently occupied area known as Favela da Telerj, or Oi Favela, continued protesting their eviction from the site last Friday. Around three hundred people have been camped outside Rio de Janeiro City Hall in Cidade Nova, Zona Norte (North Zone), demanding a solution to their housing situation.

On Monday morning, hundreds of protesters marched along the Avenida Presidente Vargas while a group of representatives remained in negotiations with the municipality. Protesters had met with the Secretary of Social Assistance, Adilson Pires, and the Secretary of Housing, Pierre . . .

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