Brazil police use tear gas, stun grenades at Rio protest | Reuters

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, Reuters television images showed.

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


(Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Mark Bendeich)

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Updated Date: Aug 06, 2016 04:15 AM

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