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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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Clashes outside Rio's Maracana stadium

Protesters trying to reach the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro were fought back with tear gas last night amid some of the largest demonstrations seen in the city for two decades.

Police were prepared for potential disturbances at the stadium, which is hosting the Confederations Cup ahead of the World Cup next year.

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