Protests in Brazil ahead of World Cup

Thousands of protesters marched in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to protest the cost of hosting the football World Cup. Protesters threw stones, burned tires and blocked roads, and riot police fired tear gar to disperse the crowds. Smaller protests also took place in other cities, including Brasilia.

Travellers should avoid areas of public gatherings or demonstrations. Check media reports for and potential transportation disruptions, and check local updates since multiple protests may take place in various areas of a city.

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