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Police battle protesters in Philippines slum riot

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Philippine slum dwellers hurling rocks, improvised explosives and human excrement fought running battles with riot police Monday around a sprawling Manila shanty town that is set for redevelopment, an AFP photographer saw. 

Philippine slum dwellers gesture to anti-riot policemen (not pictured) during a clash in Manila, on July 1, 2013. Slum dwellers hurling rocks, improvised explosives and human excrement fought running battles with riot police around a sprawling Manila shanty town that is set for redevelopment.

Police said an officer was hospitalised with a head injury while several residents of the North Triangle slum were briefly detained, though none were charged and were later released.

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