World Cup Protesters Arrested After Police Blast Area

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian police say 11 protesters were detained in the northeastern city of Salvador during a small protest against the World Cup soccer tournament.

A group of about 100 protesters in the city of Salvador - where the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 on Friday - tried to march toward the FIFA Fan Fest viewing area.

Before the protesters could get within several blocks of the Fan Fest area, police opened fire with stun grenades and tear, halting their march.

Police say some of the group smashed the windows of nearby businesses, including a car dealership.


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