Protests in Brazil turn violent

After a peaceful protest against the cost of the upcoming World Cup, violence erupted in cities across Brazil. Police dispersed the crowd with tear gas and rubber bullets. Shops, banks and vehicles were damaged. A human rights official said the police used excessive force in this situation. Avoid public gatherings and demonstrations in Brazil as protests have become violent leading up to the World Cup. On Saturday, police arrested more than 130 people after clashes that followed a peaceful demonstration against the hosting of the World Cup.

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