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Anti-Government Protesters In Rio De Janeiro Clash With Riot Police

In Brazil, more than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana football stadium before a major international match.

Posted on June 30, 2013, at 11:20 p.m. ET

More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched before the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament between Brazil and Spain.

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The protesters expressed their anger over how much the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting events rather than public services, as well as other concerns.

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More than one million people took to the streets across Brazil in June.

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Many demonstrators carry signs with this message.

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Though smaller in size, the march was the latest in a wave of protests that has spread across Brazil.

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More than 11,000 police and troops were mobilized in the city as more than 77,000 fans attended the game at the Maracana stadium.

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About a half hour before the match started, small clashes between police and some of the protesters who massed at security blockades broke out.

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Some protesters reportedly hurled rocks at authorities, who responded with tear gas and shock grenades.

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Riot squad officers clashed with protestors.

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Pedestrians run past riot squad officers on a street near Maracana stadium.

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Demonstrators clash with the police in a street.

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Demonstrators receive tear gas.

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Here, a protestor runs during clashes with riot squad officers on a street near Maracana stadium.

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In this photo, firefighters aid a young woman affected by tear gas.

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At least six people were wounded in the clash, according to reports.

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