Protests erupt in Brazil ahead of World Cup

Protests flare in Brazil ahead of the World Cup.
Protests flare in Brazil ahead of the World Cup. Credit: Reuters

Protests have erupted in Brazil less than a month before the World Cup kicks off.

Rioters took to the streets blocking roads, lighting fires and looting shops.

A looted shop in Brazil as protests erupt ahead of the World Cup.
A looted shop in Brazil as protests erupt ahead of the World Cup. Credit: Reuters

Major routes through the city of Sao Paulo were blocked with burning tyres causing major transport disruption.

A man jumps over burning tyres at protests in Brazil.
A man jumps over burning tyres at protests in Brazil. Credit: Reuters

The unrest comes after protesters, including members of the Homeless Workers Movement, were reportedly forced out of their homes to make way for the World Cup Stadium.

Fires burn in Sao Paulo.
Fires burn in Sao Paulo. Credit: Reuters

This is the second wave of protests in the city after millions took to the streets last June during the two-week World Cup warm up.

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