Police disperse World Cup protest with tear gas

Police walk past a smoke bomb during a protest against the FIFA World Cup to demand better social services near the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protesters who tried to march toward Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium shortly before the Argentina-Germany final. The demonstrators were protesting against police repression and the country’s lackluster health care when authorities intervened, one day after 19 activists accused of vandalism were arrested.

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