Five injured in protests hours before World Cup game

Riot policemen fire tear gas
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo Credit: Reuters

At least five people have been injured at anti World Cup protests in Sao Paulo, a military police spokesman told Reuters.

Riot policemen in Sao Paulo
Riot policemen in Sao Paulo Credit: Reuters

The spokesman said authorities would only be able to provide an exact number later Thursday when protests against the soccer tournament calm down.

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