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    Brazilians Protest Against 'Olympic' Eviction (PHOTOS)

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    Activists continue to protest against the levelling of slums that got in the way of the Rio Olympics.

    On Sunday, a protest was held in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park to raise awareness about the demolition of one of the favelas that had been located on the site where the Olympic venues were built, Sputnik correspondent reported.

    Activists protest at the Vila Autódromo in Rio.
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    Activists protest at the Vila Autódromo in Rio.

    The dislodged local residents are nearing the end of a long battle; they began their strikes and protests before the 20th FIFA World Cup that was held in 2014.

    Graffiti on a wall reads: “Stop removing, ethnic exclusion and social cleansing games.”
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    Graffiti on a wall reads: “Stop removing, ethnic exclusion and social cleansing games.”

    According to the protest's organizers, 650 families lived in the favela, which had been named after an old raceway located nearby, Vila Autódromo. They were all evicted to make way for the Olympics, and their rundown buildings were demolished to provide space for the new Olympic Park.

    Protesters with a flag reading “Rio 2016: the Games of exclusion” stand under an official Rio Olympics’ banner reading, “The Olympics brings more than only the Olympics.”
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    Protesters with a flag reading “Rio 2016: the Games of exclusion” stand under an official Rio Olympics’ banner reading, “The Olympics brings more than only the Olympics.”

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