Anti-World Cup protests hit Brazil's major cities

Road blocks and marches hit Brazilian cities on Thursday as disparate groups criticised spending on the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and sought to revive a call for better public services that swept the country last June.

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Anti-World Cup protests hit Brazil's major cities

Road blocks and marches hit Brazilian cities on Thursday as disparate groups criticised spending on the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and sought to revive a call for better public services that swept the country last June.

Protests against the World Cup took place in at least 12 Brazilian cities, according the GloboNews 24-hour news channel. In Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, a main thoroughfare was blocked with burning tires. Protesters also stormed a building in the capital Brasilia.

Protests in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Reuters
Sao Paulo in Brazil. Credit: Reuters
The protests in Sao Paaulo were over the World Cup. Credit: Reuters

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