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Indian group threatened with eviction for Olympics in Brazil

A group of Indian activists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is being threatened with eviction in order to make way for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The group consists of representatives of various tribes in Brazil. They have been living at the site of an abandoned Indian museum for years, the Associated Press reported.

Police surrounded the site over the weekend. But they apparently did not have an eviction order and eventually left the scene.

The government says it needs the site to build a new stadium for the 2016 games.

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