Rio de Janeiro, 17 JUNE: Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds yesterday as protests marred a second successive day of the Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Demonstrators unhappy with the amount of money being spent on staging next year’s World Cup tried to break through a police position outside Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium before the game between Mexico and Italy, which the Azzurri won 2-1.
For the second day running police took major action against a crowd estimated by local media at around 600 people.
The protests are ostensibly against the costs of the World Cup but people are also angry in Rio about a local issue surrounding the cost of public transport. the independent