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By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Lawyers from a trade group in São Paulo have concluded that there was excessive repression at an anti-World Cup demonstration that occurred in the country's financial capital last Saturday, February 22nd, as support for the international sports tournament appears to wane in Brazil.

"Even just for the numbers of [people detained], which corresponds to almost one fourth of protesters, and for that expressive number to include professionals, such as journalists, which were kept from their right to exercise their profession, it seems clear to us that . . .

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