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Brazilians Get Violent at Anti World Cup Rallies Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, May 16, 2014, 01:42 AM

Brazilians are rioting on the streets to express their disgust at their country hosting the World Cup this summer.

According to the BBC News, "Riot police in Brazil have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup. Some demonstrators hurled stones while other burned tyres and blocked roads."

The Brazilian government has spent billions of dollars on World Cup infrastructure projects.

As reported by the BBC, "They say they are angry that billions of dollars are being spent on next month's football tournament, rather than social projects and housing. Protests also took place in many other cities, including the capital Brasilia."

The World Cup 2013 is scheduled to begin on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

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