1. Rubble and destruction left from bulldozing of homes in Vila Autodromo favela near to Olympic Park
2. Wide of partially destroyed building, rubble
3. Local resident sitting opposite partially destroyed home, graffiti on wall reading (Portuguese) "City hall, respect those who do not want to leave"
4. Pan of destroyed buildings
5. Washing hanging on line
6. Wide of partially destroyed house, clothes hanging on line
7. Local resident Maria da Penha in her garden
8. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Maria da Penha, Vila Autodromo resident:
"The (Olympic) games are just 15 days long, and when it is over that Olympic area is going to be a neighbourhood with shopping malls, gated communities. So if after the Olympics it (area) will become a neighbourhood, why can't I continue in my home where I have lived for 23 years?"
9. Close of da Penha speaking
10. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Maria da Penha, Vila Autodromo resident:
"I imagine I will get beaten again, I will continue resisting for my rights, I think justice has to be done."
11. Wide of road block constructed by local residents at entrance to Vila Autodromo favela
13. Banners hanging over road leading into favela, reading (Portuguese): (left) "Vila Autodromo. Housing of social interest. We want to stay" and (right) "The mayor (of Rio de Janeiro) Eduardo Paes ignored the popular plan of the Vila Autodromo to sell the land to the Rio Mas Consortium"
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa Williamson, urban planner and advocate for Rio's favela communities:
"As a city planner, visiting the community, it's not a difficult community to upgrade. The streets are wide, there aren't that many (streets), people are organised. It wouldn't be hard to do. But the city instead has spent over 200 (m) million reals (64.6 (m) million US dollars) between the public housing that they have built and the compensation offers they have given out."
15. Pan from buildings in favela to Olympic Park construction
16. Various of construction at Olympic site
17. Wide of buildings under construction alongside favela
18. Graffiti on wall next to buildings under construction reading (Portuguese): (left) "City hall has become an estate agent for the developers" (centre-left) "Compensation 95 (m) million reals (30.7 (m) million US dollars), Popular plan 14 (m) million reals (4.6 (m) million US dollars)" (centre-right) "No to the eviction, yes to negotiation" (right) "Area of social interest, no to the eviction"
Dozens of families are resisting evacuation from their homes in the Vila Autodromo favela, bordering Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park, despite most of the houses and businesses having been bulldozed into rubble to make way for the Games.
On Tuesday it was a ghost town, except that 150 families of the original 700 have refused to budge, or accept compensation or alternative housing.
Electricity and public services have been periodically cut off, and fights broke out last week when guards entered, firing pepper spray and rubber bullets to start an eviction.
Local resident Maria da Penha had her nose broken and her eye blackened when she was shoved to the ground during the clashes with the guards.
She doesn't see why she has to leave her home of 23 years for an event that will last just 15 days.
"When it's over that Olympic area is going to be a neighbourhood with shopping malls, gated communities, so if after the Olympics it (area) will become a neighbourhood, why can't I continue in my home?" She questioned.
A study by two major Rio universities said Vila Autodromo could have been upgraded with new roads, a medical clinic, a day care centre, a new sewer system and other amenities for about 14 (m) million reals (4.6 (m) million US dollars).
City authorities have spent about seven times that on removals, suggesting the potential value of Rio's most prized real estate in the western suburb of Barra da Tijuca.
Theresa Williamson, a Brazilian urban planner and advocate for Rio's favela communities, said about 67-thousand people in favelas have been evicted in Rio since the city was awarded the Olympics in 2009.
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