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Brazil: Hundreds protest against the World Cup

Sunday, January 26th 2014 - 04:15 UTC
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Waving flags, carrying banners and chanting “there will be no Cup” at least 1,000 demonstrators protested in Sao Paulo on Saturday against the World Cup that Brazil will host later this year in a demonstration that devolved into violence late in the night. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Going to watch it on TV, I think it will be safer,only I will have to be careful not to fall off my chair if England score if they still in it. Obviously not an avid fan of football, cheats the lot of them.

    Jan 26th, 2014 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    1,000 protesters? Was that all?

    Ah, they love their football, the Brazilians.

    Time to get behind the team until after the final, THEN there might be trouble if / when Brazil LOSE!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Jan 26th, 2014 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Do what the sign says. Don't go!

    Jan 26th, 2014 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GringaBrazilien

    It's taking the International Press quite awhile to grasp to important facts:
    1 - the vast majority of the people of Brazil are looking forward and support the World Cup.
    2 - as presidential elections are being held in 2014, the bulk of the protests are politically driven by r-wing politics.
    grasp those 2 facts and you start to have a clearer picture.
    The World cup in Brazil will undoubtedly have a few bumps along the way, as it's expected @ a developing country, but I have a feeling that its exuberant culture, people and location, will more than make up for its shortcomings.
    I for one, brasileira, can't wait for the party to start!

    Jan 27th, 2014 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Agustin Tomas O'brien Caceres

    awesome

    Jan 27th, 2014 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    Brazilians are fed up with life in this country! Too much corruption, too much violence, a government that thinks only about its members pockets and gives back taxpayers nothing. Foreigners: keep away from Brazil, the bubble is going to explode!

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Agustin Tomas O'brien Caceres

    Brazilians are fed up with life in this country! Too much corruption, too much violence, a government that thinks only about its members pockets and gives back taxpayers nothing. Foreigners: keep away from Brazil, the bubble is going to explode!

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    7 Augustin? Are you rich? influential? a Brazilian polititician or friends with one or more? If so I will not sue you for copying my copyrighted words - in this country only the poor go to jail and if they are well connected criminals they do not remain, that simple: there is no law for all in Brazil. Will you tourists want to come to a country like this?

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @8
    ummm... with who did you register your copyright? This is a public forum provided by MercoPress so I presume your words now 'belong' to them.

    Anyway, the one question the whole world wants to know is “Will you be ready on time?” (for the TV schedules, I mean, no-one is coming, just make sure the pitches are ready!)

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 04:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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