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Guatemalan authorities suspend rights in town where 11 died in clash over development

  • Soldiers patrol a village in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Soldiers patrol a village in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Soldiers rest after arriving at San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Soldiers rest after arriving at San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Soldiers patrol aboard an armed vehicle in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Soldiers patrol aboard an armed vehicle in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes.

The "state of prevention" allows temporary restriction of freedom of movement and the right to gather and protest. Media outlets are ordered to avoid publishing content that could incite actions against public order.

The measure lasts for 15 days and can be extended.

Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said Monday that national and military police will be deployed to keep the peace in the municipality of San Juan Sacatepequez.

Friday's clash in the village of Pajoques took place between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands.