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Brazil: Heavy security meets anti-FIFA protest in Belo Horizonte01:23

Brazil: Heavy security meets anti-FIFA protest in Belo Horizonte

Brazil, Belo Horizonte
June 17, 2014 at 08:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Activists from different youth and public movements gathered on Praca da Savassi square in Brazil's Belo Horizonte to protest several issues including the FIFA 2014 World Cup, police treatment of demonstrators and the firing of 42 subway workers, during a rally on Tuesday.

Scores of heavily armed riot police units flanked the area where protesters had blocked transport routes as part of their protestaction. The protest started right before the football match between Belgium and Algeria.

Police were deployed around Praca da Savassi square since the early morning to check protesters for items such as spraypaint, fireworks, and masks.

Brazil: Heavy security meets anti-FIFA protest in Belo Horizonte01:23
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Activists from different youth and public movements gathered on Praca da Savassi square in Brazil's Belo Horizonte to protest several issues including the FIFA 2014 World Cup, police treatment of demonstrators and the firing of 42 subway workers, during a rally on Tuesday.

Scores of heavily armed riot police units flanked the area where protesters had blocked transport routes as part of their protestaction. The protest started right before the football match between Belgium and Algeria.

Police were deployed around Praca da Savassi square since the early morning to check protesters for items such as spraypaint, fireworks, and masks.

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