Party outweighs protest after Brazil Confederations Cup victory (Reuters)

* Protesters and police clash, but soccer the main event * President Rousseff, poll numbers tanking, stays away (Updates with clashes, game detail) By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 (Reuters) – Small skirmishes between police and protesters did little to disrupt the festive atmosphere around the close of a major international soccer tournament that has been the backdrop for the biggest mass demonstrations to sweep Brazil in 20 years. Police clashed with a few belligerent protesters during a small demonstration outside Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium late Sunday. …

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