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Sao Paolo police detain 120 people in 2014 World Cup protest

February 23, 2014, 8:18 UTC+3 RIO-DE-JANEIRO
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RIO-DE-JANEIRO, February 23, 8:05 /ITAR-TASS/. Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo detained on Saturday 120 people after a peaceful protest against the 2014 World Cup in Brazil turned violent, local police said.

According to police, seven people, including five policemen, were injured after protesters clashed with law enforcers.

A rally against holding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil started as a peaceful one and involved about a thousand of people, but then groups of radical protesters began shattering windows of shops, banks and offices along their route in central Sao Paolo.

Police used tear gas against the protesters detaining 120 of them.

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