Soccer-Protests mar start of Confederations Cup in Brazil (Reuters)

BRASILIA, June 15 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters before the opening Confederations Cup match in Brazil on Saturday, leaving more than 30 people injured outside the stadium in an ugly start to the tournament. The activists were protesting against what they see as excessive use of public funds for stadiums and sporting events instead of health and education programs, according to local television network GloboNews. …

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