Thursday, October 23, 2014
Loading...





Brazil police arrest protesters before WCup final

Brazil police arrest anti-World Cup protesters 1 day before tournament's final match
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 12, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil police tell local news media they have arrested 19 people suspected of vandalism during recent anti-World Cup protests in Rio de Janeiro.

Saturday morning’s arrests are apparently aimed at preventing more protests during Sunday’s final World Cup match between Argentina and Germany in Rio’s Maracana stadium.

Police tell the G1 news portal says police seized gas masks, fireworks and firearms.

Calls to the police department for more details went unanswered.

On Friday, police said more than 25,000 soldiers and police will be deployed in the city on Sunday. It’s the biggest security detail in Brazil’s history.


Recommended for You


Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Posted at 4:47 a.m.
Back to top ^