Major strikes hit Brazil just 28 days before World Cup

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, a fan of Brazil's Flamengo soccer team celebrates his team's goal during a Copa Libertadores match in Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soccer's big moment happens in June as the best players on the planet meet in Brazil for the World Cup. Brazil is a five-time champion of the World Cup and is seeking a record sixth World Cup title, Brazil has won 13 of its last 14 games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, a fan of Brazil's Flamengo soccer team celebrates his team's goal during a Copa Libertadores match in Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soccer's big moment happens in June as the best players on the planet meet in Brazil for the World Cup. Brazil is a five-time champion of the World Cup and is seeking a record sixth World Cup title, Brazil has won 13 of its last 14 games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

SOCCERLY.COM: Protesters disgusted at the price tag of the World Cup called for demonstrations across Brazil on Thursday, trying to regain the momentum that disrupted the Confederations Cup a year ago. Ongoing strikes by police and teachers and the threat of a nationwide strike by federal police also raised fears of chaos with 28 days to go until the World Cup. 

In business hub Sao Paulo, about 5,000 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement (MTST) set fire to car tires and marched towards the Corinthians Arena stadium, which will host the World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12. Around 200 metalworkers also held a protest against unemployment outside a factory in the south of the city. ... read more at Soccerly.com

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