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Protesters Clash With Police Across Brazil As Civil Unrest Roils Across Country

Brazil Confed Cup Protests

Protesters in several major cities in Brazil are up in arms over hikes in mass transit prices — from $1.5 to $1.6 — as well as over the $15 billion earmarked for the two sports events amid calls for more health and education funding. After a march against higher public transportation fares and the use of public funds to finance international football tournaments on June 17, 2013, the protests turned violent and clashes with the police ensued.

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