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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

, photo: Reuters/Pilar Olivares

05 of August 2016 16:00:05

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.


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