Brazil police 'had no choice but to respond' to violence

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."

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