Protests target Confederation Cup match in Rio (The Associated Press)

Fans, left, look as mounted police patrols the surroundings of the Maracana stadium, background, ahead of the Confederations Cup soccer final between Brazil and Spain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Security around the stadium is high as demonstrators march toward the stadium ahead of the final. Protesters have taken to the streets all over Brazil in the past two weeks, calling for a wide-range of reforms.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana stadium before a major international soccer match, venting their anger about the billions of dollars the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting events rather than public services.


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