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Monday 26 of July 2021

Brazil Police Use Tear Gas, Stun Grenades at Games protest


Residents look down on the Maracana stadium from the Mangueira favela, or slum, as helicopters fly overhead,photo: Reuters/Pilar Olivares
Residents look down on the Maracana stadium from the Mangueira favela, or slum, as helicopters fly overhead,photo: Reuters/Pilar Olivares
Protest was in opposition to overspending during on the Games, currently being held in the country

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