Confederations Cup: 39 injured & 30 arrests in Brazil protests

“Brazil’s opening Confederations Cup match was affected by protests that left 39 people injured. Up to 1,000 Brazilians demonstrated outside the country’s national stadium to vent their anger at the amount of money the country is spending on staging next year’s World Cup. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to control protestors before the match, in which Brazil beat Japan 3-0. There were also reports rubber bullets were used and 30 arrests were made.” BBC

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