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Brazil: Anti-World Cup protests turn violent

June 13, 2014 - 6:14am


Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo and several other World Cup host cities, BBC reported.

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters. In Belo Horizonte city rioters smashed the windows of banks and shops. One protester told The Associated Press "we're in a country where the money doesn't go to the community, and meanwhile we see all these millions spent on stadiums." Further demonstrations are planned across the country over the course of the tournament.

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