World Cup 2014: Protests before opening ceremony  


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The Independent Online

At least 200 protesters clashed with riot police as they sought to block a road five miles from the Arena Corinthians, and sabotage the World Cup 2014 opening ceremony, an event that has cost billions of pounds of public money in a nation fraught with poverty and inequality. At least one person was detained by police, and six people injured, three of them journalists.