Fighting to save their homes

Filipino informal settlers clashing with anti-riot police yesterday during a demolition of shanties in Quezon city in the east of Manila in the Philippines. According to local news reports, scores were hurt during the stand-off, including members of
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Filipino informal settlers clashing with anti-riot police yesterday during a demolition of shanties in Quezon city in the east of Manila in the Philippines.

According to local news reports, scores were hurt during the stand-off, including members of the demolition team, residents and a member of the media.

A court ruling from Quezon City Regional Trial Court had ordered the demolition of about 100 houses in the district of Culiat.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2016, with the headline 'Fighting to save their homes'. Print Edition | Subscribe