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Brazil protests 'more localised'

Protests continue in Brazil following a week of unrest that saw a million people take to the streets to demonstrate against the government. This time the demonstrations have become more localised, calling for action on a range of social issues.

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Protest mars Confederations Cup opener in Brazil

Brazil opened the Confederations Cup with a 3-0 win over Japan on although the occasion was marred when police fired teargas at protesters outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium.

A stunning third minute goal from Neymar set Brazil on their way before Paulinho ended Japan's challenge by adding a second three minutes into the second half of the Group A match.

Brazilian striker Neymar scores against Japan in the Confederations Cup. Credit: Reuters

Substitute Jo completed the scoring in stoppage time as the hosts, playing their first competitive match since the Copa America nearly two years ago, dealt competently with the Asian champions who created some nice moves in midfield but lacked punch.

Activists and students stand in a cloud of tear gas outside the Mane Garrinch in Brazil. Credit: Reuters

Some fans in the 67,000 crowd had to be treated for the affects of tear gas fired by riot police at the protester who are angry at the cost of building stadiums for the tournament and next year's World Cup.

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