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Brazil protests 'more localised'

Protests continue in Brazil following a week of unrest that saw a million people take to the streets to demonstrate against the government. This time the demonstrations have become more localised, calling for action on a range of social issues.

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Brazil hit by protests ahead of Confederations Cup

Hundreds of protesters complaining against the high cost of staging the World Cup rallied in front of the Mane Garrincha in Brazil just hours before the opening match of the Confederations Cup.

An activist demonstrates in front of riot police outside the Mane Garrincha. Credit: Reuters

Riot police were called up to keep demonstrators from getting too close to the stadium as thousands of fans arrived for the inaugural match in the nation's capital.

Protesters are complaining against the high cost of staging the World Cup. Credit: Reuters

There was no confrontation, but a few tear gas bombs were thrown by the police to try to control the protesters as they moved near the venue.

Nearly 500 protesters participated in the demonstration. Three were seen being detained.

Nearly 500 protesters participated in the demonstration. Credit: Reuters

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