Thousands forced off rural land in Peru

A rural land in Peru's Arequipa region has become the scene of clashes between police and squatters.

    Police have forcibly removed 2,000 people living on rural land in southern Peru.

    There is a dispute over who owns the property in the Arequipa region.

    Mounted police and riot police swept through the area firing tear gas canisters and arresting those not able to flee.

    The unidentified owner of the land claimed the squatters changed their conditions in the midst of negotiations with her lands illegal inhabitants.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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