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Natives who occupied Rio de Janeiro's former Indian Museum after... News PhotoBattalion,Brazil,Built Structure,Demolishing,Former,Horizontal,Minority Groups,Month,Police Force,Protestor,Rio de Janeiro,Roof,Shock,Social IssuesPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNatives who occupied Rio de Janeiro's former Indian Museum after being evicted more than a month ago, watch on April 26, 2013 from the roof of the building as the shock police battalion clashes with demonstrators opposed to the privatization and demolition of the edifice. On March 22 the police forcibly ejected some 30 indigenous activists and supporters from the Indian Museum located next to the Maracana stadium, the venue for the 2014 World Cup final. The planned demolition is at the center of a months-long legal tussle, with authorities saying they will raze the abandoned colonial-style building at the request of football's world governing body as part of an urban renewal program. AFP PHOTO /TASSO MARCELO (Photo credit should read TASSO MARCELO/AFP/Getty Images)