Protesters Battle Police Near Brazil Soccer Stadium
Keeping pressure on the government
Protesters armed with screwdrivers and slingshots clashed with police near Rio's legendary Maracana football stadium where Brazil defeated Spain to win a third successive Confederations Cup.
Earlier in the day, thousands of demonstrators marched toward Maracana, most of them peacefully.
"There won't be a final," chanted some of them, who earlier released 20 balloons into the sky with a huge poster reading "FIFA, get out."
But a small group of hooded protesters lit a fire in the street and hurled stones at police who responded by firing tear gas and rubber bullets as police helicopters circled overhead.