Brazil Protests Against World Cup Before Match: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening match in Brazil, the day started with protests, but ended with samba. Protesters were up early on Thursday to denounce the high costs of the 2014 World Cup in several of the host cities. The number of people protesting was not as large as some predicted, but in at least three cities police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets to contain the demonstrators.

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