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Brazil Police Use Tear Gas, Stun Grenades at Games protest

Protest was in opposition to overspending during on the Games, currently being held in the country
By The News · 05 of August 2016 16:00:05
Residents look down on the Maracana stadium from the Mangueira favela, or slum, as helicopters fly overhead, No available, photo: Reuters/Pilar Olivares

RIO DE JANEIRO, – Brazilian riot police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a small protest near the Maracana stadium that will host Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, television images showed.

The protest, which grouped a few hundred people according to a witness, was against corruption and overspending on the Olympic Games, which are taking place during Brazil’s worst economic downturn in decades.

DANIEL FLYNN