2:16 am, Mon 01 Jul 2013
A group of demonstrators have clashed with police outside Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium while the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain was getting under way.
Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, who responded by hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails. One protesters carried a sign saying: "FIFA get out of here".
The demonstrations are the latest in the protest movement that has swept the country that was initially sparked by a transportation fare hike and has evolved to embrace a variety of social issues.
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2:57 am, Sat 29 Jun 2013
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has pledged to give at least $100 million from profits back to Brazil after protests over the high cost of staging the World Cup,
reports the Associated Press.
FIFA gave $100 million for development projects after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but had not previously said it would establish a similar fund after next year's tournament.
Speaking in Rio Di Janeiro, Blatter said: "an amount like that or even higher will be possible to have here."
11:44 pm, Thu 27 Jun 2013
People power in Brazil looks to be having some effect. Laws against political corruption are being hurried through Parliament. The protesters marched on Brazil's confederation cup semi final last night against Uruguay. Our Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft was there.
7:58 pm, Thu 27 Jun 2013
Around 5,000 anti-government protesters clashed with riot police in Fortaleza, Brazil, ahead of the Spain v Italy Confederations Cup semi-final in the city.
Protesters run away from tear gas fired by the police.
Riot police fire tear gas at protesters near the Estadio Castelao.
Peaceful demonstrators try to hold back protesters ready for riots near the stadium.
2:33 am, Thu 27 Jun 2013
Some protesters were seen stealing motorbikes which they set on fire along in the street. At times police struggled to maintain control as the fires continued to burn.
Demonstrators have expressed anger at the amount spent on stadiums ahead of the World Cup
Credit: ITV News/Nick Ravenscroft
2:30 am, Thu 27 Jun 2013
The Confederations Cup in Brazil was tainted by another night of violence. A protest was broken up by police using tear gas after Brazil beat Uruguay.
12:55 am, Thu 27 Jun 2013
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Wednesday calling for a crackdown on corruption and better public services.
Riot police on horseback pass a burning car near the Mineirao Stadium
In Belo Horizonte 40,000 people gathered to demand better education and healthcare as Brazil's third-largest city hosted a Confederations Cup semi-final between Brazil and Uruguay - a warm-up for the 2014 World Cup.
Demonstrator is detained by policemen during a protest
Youths threw stones at police who used teargas to stop marchers just a mile from the stadium. A banner hung from a bridge read "FIFA go home".
Police fire tear gas near the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte
9:17 pm, Wed 26 Jun 2013
Angry clashes have broken out between protesters and police outside the Confederations Cup semi-final match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
"The protesters started this when they tried to break through our outer barrier," police captain Flavio Almeida told the Associated Press. "We had no choice but to respond."
9:11 pm, Wed 26 Jun 2013
Protests outside the Confederations Cup semi-final match in Belo Horizonte have turned ugly.
There is mayhem around and tear gas is being used.
A man has fallen off a bridge and they are fighting to save him.
5:02 pm, Wed 26 Jun 2013
Brazil striker 'Fred' Frederico Chaves Guedes told Associated Press reporter Rob Harris: "I'm in favour of the protests," during a training session yesterday.
protesters are already gathering ahead of the Confederations Cup match that will see brazil meet Uruguay later.
Protesters are already gathering, but Brazilian players have lent their support to the demonstrations.
Credit: ITV News/ Nick Ravenscroft
Last month Brazilian football star Neymar scored a spectacular goal in the Confederations Cup after saying he had been inspired by the protests.
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