Brazil

Protesters Clash With Police in Brazil

Tear gas and rubber bullets used

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Brazilian protesters and police have clashed near a stadium hosting a Confederations Cup soccer match, with police using tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets to disperse thousands of demonstrators.

Anti-government protesters, angered by the billions spent in World Cup preparations, picked up tear gas canisters and threw them back at police, along with rocks.

The protesters were about 2 kilometres away from the stadium where Brazil was playing against Uruguay in a semifinal match on Wednesday of the warm-up tournament for next year's World Cup. A banner hung from a bridge read "FIFA go home" in reference to the world soccer body.