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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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Biggest Brazil protests so far planned for Rio tonight

Riot police chase demonstrators near the Maracana stadium four days ago. Credit: Reuters

The Spain v Tahiti Confederations Cup match at Rio's famous Maracana stadium is set to be overshadowed by a massive protest planned by Brazilians who have been staging demonstrations around the country over a host of grievances.

Police insist they will not allow protesters to disrupt the game but tonight's fixture is expected to see the most volatile clashes yet thanks to increasing mobilisation from organisers using social media.

This is despite Brazil's two biggest cities, Sao Paolo and Rio, revoking an increase in public transport fares which had initially sparked the unrest.

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