Anti-Government Protesters In Rio De Janeiro Clash With Riot Police

In Brazil, more than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana football stadium before a major international match. posted on

1. More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched before the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament between Brazil and Spain.

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2. The protesters expressed their anger over how much the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting events rather than public services, as well as other concerns.

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3. More than one million people took to the streets across Brazil in June.

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4. Many demonstrators carry signs with this message.

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5. Though smaller in size, the march was the latest in a wave of protests that has spread across Brazil.

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6. More than 11,000 police and troops were mobilized in the city as more than 77,000 fans attended the game at the Maracana stadium.

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7. About a half hour before the match started, small clashes between police and some of the protesters who massed at security blockades broke out.

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8. Some protesters reportedly hurled rocks at authorities, who responded with tear gas and shock grenades.

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9. Riot squad officers clashed with protestors.

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10. Pedestrians run past riot squad officers on a street near Maracana stadium.

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11. Demonstrators clash with the police in a street.

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12. Demonstrators receive tear gas.

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13. Here, a protestor runs during clashes with riot squad officers on a street near Maracana stadium.

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14. In this photo, firefighters aid a young woman affected by tear gas.

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15. At least six people were wounded in the clash, according to reports.

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