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Anti-World Cup protests in Brazil

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 01:04

March 14 - Anti-world cup demonstrators stage a protest through Sao Paulo, calling for the international football tournament to not be held in Brazil. Sarah Toms reports.

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Another one of many protests in Brazil against this year's world football cup. In this rally in Sao Paulo around 1,500 people took to the street to complain about the costs of staging the tournament. They marched through the city centre chanting: "There will be no Cup". Brazil has witnessed months of protests against the estimated $11 billion price-tag for the world cup. These demonstrators say the money would have been better spent on improving poor public services. SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) LAWYER, CESAR MONTEIRO, SAYING: "A World Cup is not our priority. Our priority is quality transportation, a system of quality universal health care, quality universal education. These are the demands of this protest in reality." The demonstration was peaceful.... not surprising when the police outnumbered the protesters. Recent protests have been small but some have turned violent. Thursday's rally comes less than three months before the FIFA World cup kicks off in Sao Paulo on June 12th.

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Anti-World Cup protests in Brazil

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 01:04