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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Police fire tear gas at protesters near the Maracana

Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds as protests marred a second successive day of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in Brazil.

Activists stage a protest against the use of public funds for stadiums. Credit: Reuters

Protesters tried to pass a police blockage outside Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium where Mexico were playing Italy in the tournament, a run-through event for next year's World Cup finals.

Police try to negotiate with protesters to retreat. Credit: Reuters

The activists are protesting against the costs of the World Cup but people are also angry in Rio about a local issue surrounding the cost of public transport.

Some protesters were injured as police fired tear gas into the crowds. Credit: Reuters

There were demonstrations around the country last week against public transport costs.

Protests marred the opening day of the tournament on Saturday when around 500 protesters were tear-gassed by police in Brasilia where the hosts were playing Japan.

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