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Brazil protests spread in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2013 | 7:50 AM

Tens of thousands of people marched through Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, yesterday, continuing their protest over rising public transport prices and the cost of staging the 2014 World Cup.



Marches took place in several other cities including the capital, Brasilia, where demonstrators climbed onto the roof of the national congress building.



Protesters also clashed with police near Rio de Janeiro's state assembly.



The unrest began last week, after the announcement of increased bus fares.



However, the complaints of demonstrators soon extended beyond transport costs when clashes in Sao Paulo led to claims of excessive use of force by police.



Dozens of people were hurt, including several journalists.



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