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Rio police investigate officers' firing in protest

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014

The protests now being seen are tiny in comparison. The Sunday night demonstration in Rio attracted just 200 people.

Polls say Brazilians are deeply frustrated with government officials at all levels. Many see the $11.5 billion spent on the World Cup as emblematic of mismanagement and waste — much of the money has been spent on lavish soccer stadiums that in at least four cases may not see much use after the Cup.

Despite the frustrations, protests now seen in World Cup host cities are drawing mostly young and hard-core "Black Bloc" anarchist demonstrators, who often clash with police and carry out vandalism, often of banks and international businesses.


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