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Squatters clash with police over demolition of their homes in the Philippines

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Philippine National Police officers and SWAT team members try to arrest resisting informal settlers during the demolition of their shanty in Taguig city, Sept. 20, east of Manila, Philippines.

Erik De Castro / Reuters

Residents living in a squatters area throw rocks at police and a demolition crew in Taguig, Metro Manila Sept. 20.

Erik De Castro / Reuters

Police seek cover behind their shields during a clash with residents of a squatters area in Taguig, Metro Manila Sept. 20.

Erik De Castro / Reuters

Police detain a resident during a protest in a squatters area in Taguig, Metro Manila Sept. 20.

Squatters and police clashed on Thursday as residents tried to stop the demolition of their homes to make way for the development of a high-end housing development in Taguig City, eastern Manila in the Philippines. The informal settlers' community of mostly retired police and military personnel was demolished to pave the way for new development projects.