Protesters, police clash before Brazil-Mexico

TALES AZZONI
Last updated 06:23 20/06/2013

Relevant offers

Football

Liverpool boss says job could be under threat Man City must seize last chance, says Pellegrini Clyne's late strike earns Southampton a point at Villa Champions League a welcome break for Arsenal Confident Graziano Pelle thinks he's got it all Schalke coach Di Matteo set for Chelsea reunion Argentina field 'fake' Caniggia in masters game Palace pile misery on Liverpool; Spurs edge Hull Valencia lose ground on La Liga's early leaders Same old story on road for travel-sick Phoenix

Police are clashing with protesters trying to get near the stadium where Brazil will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup today and at least four police officers and a demonstrator have been injured.

Riot police used gas bombs and pepper spray to keep protesters from advancing past a barrier some 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) away from the Arena Castelao in the northeastern city of Fortaleza.

A police car was burned by the demonstrators. The protest was disrupting fans' efforts to access the stadium.

Authorities estimated 15,000 people participated in the protest organized by several local groups complaining about local government and demanding better public services. It comes as part of a wave of demonstrations across Brazil in recent days.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Southampton finish in the EPL top four?

Yes, the Saints look unstoppable

Maybe, but it's still early days

No chance, they don't have the experience

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content