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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.

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Violent clashes as anti-World Cup protests held in Brazil

Protests against this summer's World Cup in Brazil have been held in 12 cities across the country as anger grows over the tournament that has cost billions of pounds.

Groups of demonstrators have criticised the government over spending billions on football's top tournament instead of improving public services.

Protests against the World Cup have been held across Brazil including in Sao Paulo, the country's largest city, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.

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