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  6/16/2014, Sivan 18, 5774

Brazil: Tear Gas Used Against World Cup Protesters


Police in Brazil fired stun grenades and tear gas to halt a march by about 200 protesters toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium ahead of Sunday's World Cup match between Argentina and Bosnia, reports The Associated Press (AP).

The protesters chanted "FIFA, go back to Switzerland," in anger over the public spending on stadiums for the World Cup while conditions in Brazil's schools and hospitals remain woeful.