Protestors try to disrupt World Cup final

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Police arrest a demonstrator during an Anti-World Cup protest near Maracana stadium where the final World Cup game is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. For the final match between Argentina and Germany, authorities deployed the largest security detail in Brazil's history. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protestors 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.

At least one protestor was detained while mounted police were sent in to block the march.
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