Anti-World Cup protests continue around Brazil

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As the tournament continues, it remains to be seen whether the efforts of anti-World Cup protesters will outshine some superb storylines being created on the field. Brazilian police have taken measures to break up protests during the world's biggest sporting event.

<p class="regdt">An armed man who identified himself as a police officer tells people not to move any closer to him, as a journalist, right, tells him to let go of his weapon, in a street where anti-World Cup protesters block a route leading to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. After the man fired shots into the air, people moved away and he continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)</p>
An armed man who identified himself as a police officer tells people not to move any closer to him, as a journalist, right, tells him to let go of his weapon, in a street where anti-World Cup protesters block a route leading to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. After the man fired shots into the air, people moved away and he continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

An armed man who identified himself as a police officer tells people not to move any closer to him, as a journalist, right, tells him to let go of his weapon, in a street where anti-World Cup protesters block a route leading to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. After the man fired shots into the air, people moved away and he continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

<p class="regdt">A man who identified himself as a police officer points his gun at anti-World Cup protesters blocking a road that leads to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The man told people not come any closer to him, and fired shots into the air which dispersed the crowd. He then continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)</p>
A man who identified himself as a police officer points his gun at anti-World Cup protesters blocking a road that leads to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The man told people not come any closer to him, and fired shots into the air which dispersed the crowd. He then continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

A man who identified himself as a police officer points his gun at anti-World Cup protesters blocking a road that leads to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The man told people not come any closer to him, and fired shots into the air which dispersed the crowd. He then continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Protesters stand in front of riot police as they demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Protesters stand in front of riot police in Rio de Janeiro
Protesters stand in front of riot police as they demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
REFILE - CORRECTING COUNTRY IN BYLINE Protesters run from tear gas shot by riot police as they demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Protesters run from tear gas shot by riot police in Rio de Janeiro
REFILE - CORRECTING COUNTRY IN BYLINE Protesters run from tear gas shot by riot police as they demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A masked protester breaks the windows of a bank during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A masked protester breaks the windows of a bank in Rio de Janeiro
A masked protester breaks the windows of a bank during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Riot police spray tear gas at protesters demonstrating against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Riot police spray tear gas at protesters in Rio de Janeiro
Riot police spray tear gas at protesters demonstrating against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
<p class="regdt">Anti-World Cup demonstrators walk toward Maracana stadium to protest the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demand better public services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)</p>
Anti-World Cup demonstrators walk toward Maracana stadium to protest the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demand better public services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Anti-World Cup demonstrators walk toward Maracana stadium to protest the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demand better public services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

<p class="regdt">Anti-World Cup demonstrators march near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)</p>
Anti-World Cup demonstrators march near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Anti-World Cup demonstrators march near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

<p class="regdt">A dog passes heavily equipped police outside Maracana Stadium during the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Anti-World Cup protesters demonstrated near the stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)</p>
A dog passes heavily equipped police outside Maracana Stadium during the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Anti-World Cup protesters demonstrated near the stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A dog passes heavily equipped police outside Maracana Stadium during the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Anti-World Cup protesters demonstrated near the stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

<p class="regdt">An anti-World Cup demonstrator wearing a gas mask walks toward Maracana stadium during a protest demanding better public services and protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)</p>
An anti-World Cup demonstrator wearing a gas mask walks toward Maracana stadium during a protest demanding better public services and protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

An anti-World Cup demonstrator wearing a gas mask walks toward Maracana stadium during a protest demanding better public services and protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

<p class="regdt">An anti-World Cup demonstrator waves a flag in front of police lined up near Maracana stadium where a World Cup soccer match is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)</p>
An anti-World Cup demonstrator waves a flag in front of police lined up near Maracana stadium where a World Cup soccer match is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

An anti-World Cup demonstrator waves a flag in front of police lined up near Maracana stadium where a World Cup soccer match is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

<p class="regdt">Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)</p>
Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

<p class="regdt">Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)</p>
Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

<p class="regdt">Brazilian mounted police patrol outside Maracana stadium before the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)</p>
Brazilian mounted police patrol outside Maracana stadium before the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Brazilian mounted police patrol outside Maracana stadium before the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

<p class="regdt">A fan lifts a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, in front of the military police as he walks outside the Natinal Stadium, during a protest against the World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Protesters are unhappy about the money spent on the FIFA 2014 Soccer World Cup, which they believe would have been better spent in improving the country's basic services. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)</p>
A fan lifts a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, in front of the military police as he walks outside the Natinal Stadium, during a protest against the World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Protesters are unhappy about the money spent on the FIFA 2014 Soccer World Cup, which they believe would have been better spent in improving the country's basic services. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

A fan lifts a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, in front of the military police as he walks outside the Natinal Stadium, during a protest against the World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Protesters are unhappy about the money spent on the FIFA 2014 Soccer World Cup, which they believe would have been better spent in improving the country's basic services. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Riot police face protesters during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Riot police face protesters during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro
Riot police face protesters during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
A protester holds up an Argentine flag during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
A protester holds up an Argentine flag during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro
A protester holds up an Argentine flag during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
A protester stands in front of riot police during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. The sign reads, "We want schools, subways, trains, buses, boats, hospitals of FIFA standard." Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
A protester stands in front of riot police during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro
A protester stands in front of riot police during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. The sign reads, "We want schools, subways, trains, buses, boats, hospitals of FIFA standard." Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Protesters demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro, June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Protesters demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
Protesters demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro, June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
A policeman aims his pistol at protesters throwing stones during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
A policeman aims his pistol at protesters in Rio de Janeiro
A policeman aims his pistol at protesters throwing stones during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd who was injured by riot police, is assisted while sitting in a petrol station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Injured Associated Press photographer Abd is assisted during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd who was injured by riot police, is assisted while sitting in a petrol station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and months of political unrest. Police fired tear gas and noise bombs to disperse more than 100 demonstrators angry about heavy government spending on the event, a spokesman for Sao Paulo state's military police said. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MEDIA)
A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and months of political unrest. Police fired tear gas and noise bombs to disperse more than 100 demonstrators angry about heavy government spending on the event, a spokesman for Sao Paulo state's military police said. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MEDIA)
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd who was injured by riot police, is assisted while sitting in a petrol station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Injured Associated Press photographer Abd is assisted during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd who was injured by riot police, is assisted while sitting in a petrol station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and months of political unrest. Police fired tear gas and noise bombs to disperse more than 100 demonstrators angry about heavy government spending on the event, a spokesman for Sao Paulo state's military police said. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MEDIA)
A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and months of political unrest. Police fired tear gas and noise bombs to disperse more than 100 demonstrators angry about heavy government spending on the event, a spokesman for Sao Paulo state's military police said. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MEDIA)
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bomb after military police shot at demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bomb after military police shot at demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bomb after military police shot at demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Riot policemen stand behind burning rubbish during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Riot policemen stand behind burning rubbish during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Riot policemen stand behind burning rubbish during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
A journalist working for CNN is taken to an ambulance by emergency services after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
CNN journalist is taken to ambulance after being injured in clashes during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN is taken to an ambulance by emergency services after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
A woman is pushed by riot policemen during a clash with demontrators in a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Woman is pushed by riot policemen during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A woman is pushed by riot policemen during a clash with demontrators in a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Police push back protesters and journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Police push back protesters and journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
World Cup protests
A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament
Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bomb after military police shot at demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bomb after military police shot at demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo
A demonstrator throws a tear gas bomb after military police shot at demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Riot policemen stand behind burning rubbish during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Riot policemen stand behind burning rubbish during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Riot policemen stand behind burning rubbish during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
A journalist working for CNN is taken to an ambulance by emergency services after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
CNN journalist is taken to ambulance after being injured in clashes during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN is taken to an ambulance by emergency services after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
A woman is pushed by riot policemen during a clash with demontrators in a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Woman is pushed by riot policemen during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A woman is pushed by riot policemen during a clash with demontrators in a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Riot policemen fire tear gas against demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Police push back protesters and journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
World Cup protests
Police push back protesters and journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
World Cup protests
A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
World Cup protests
A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Police shouts at journalists covering the detention of a protestor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police have clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
World Cup protests
Police shouts at journalists covering the detention of a protestor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police have clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Riot policemen fire tear gas at demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Riot policemen fire tear gas at demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Riot policemen fire tear gas at demontrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Media take pictures of a demonstrator facing riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Media take pictures of a demonstrator facing riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Media take pictures of a demonstrator facing riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Demonstrators try to gather their musical instruments duirng a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Demonstrators try to gather their musical instruments during a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Demonstrators try to gather their musical instruments duirng a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
CNN journalist receives medical attention after being injured in clashes during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Media take pictures as military police clash with demonstrators (not pictured) near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Media take pictures as military police clash with demonstrators (not pictured) near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo
Media take pictures as military police clash with demonstrators (not pictured) near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
CNN journalist receives medical attention after being injured in clashes during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
An anarchist protester sets a mock World Cup trophy on fire during a march in Mexico City June 10, 2014. Anarchists staged a protest against the World Cup during a march in commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of the Halconazo, when a Mexican paramilitary unit called the Halcones (Falcons) killed an unknown number of students during a demonstration in 1971. The sign in the back reads "FIFA 2014, in support of Brazil, death to the state." REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Anarchist protester sets a mock World Cup trophy on fire during a march in Mexico City
An anarchist protester sets a mock World Cup trophy on fire during a march in Mexico City June 10, 2014. Anarchists staged a protest against the World Cup during a march in commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of the Halconazo, when a Mexican paramilitary unit called the Halcones (Falcons) killed an unknown number of students during a demonstration in 1971. The sign in the back reads "FIFA 2014, in support of Brazil, death to the state." REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Demonstrators try to gather their musical instruments duirng a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
Demonstrators try to gather their musical instruments during a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Demonstrators try to gather their musical instruments duirng a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST)
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
CNN journalist receives medical attention after being injured in clashes during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Media take pictures as military police clash with demonstrators (not pictured) near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Media take pictures as military police clash with demonstrators (not pictured) near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo
Media take pictures as military police clash with demonstrators (not pictured) near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
CNN journalist receives medical attention after being injured in clashes during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A journalist working for CNN receives medical attention after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
An anarchist protester sets a mock World Cup trophy on fire during a march in Mexico City June 10, 2014. Anarchists staged a protest against the World Cup during a march in commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of the Halconazo, when a Mexican paramilitary unit called the Halcones (Falcons) killed an unknown number of students during a demonstration in 1971. The sign in the back reads "FIFA 2014, in support of Brazil, death to the state." REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Anarchist protester sets a mock World Cup trophy on fire during a march in Mexico City
An anarchist protester sets a mock World Cup trophy on fire during a march in Mexico City June 10, 2014. Anarchists staged a protest against the World Cup during a march in commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of the Halconazo, when a Mexican paramilitary unit called the Halcones (Falcons) killed an unknown number of students during a demonstration in 1971. The sign in the back reads "FIFA 2014, in support of Brazil, death to the state." REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A morning commuter rushes past protesters outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TRANSPORT)
A morning commuter rushes past protesters outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A morning commuter rushes past protesters outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TRANSPORT)
People run away from tear gas fired by police during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day metro workers' union membersstay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
People run away from tear gas fired by police during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
People run away from tear gas fired by police during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day metro workers' union membersstay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Policemen in riot gear walk inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Policemen in riot gear walk inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
Policemen in riot gear walk inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Protesters scuffle with police outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Protesters scuffle with police outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
Protesters scuffle with police outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Media take pictures as a demostrator stands in front of Military police near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
Media take pictures as demostrator stands in front of Military police protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
Media take pictures as a demostrator stands in front of Military police near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)
A demostrator walks near to tear gas fired by mlitary police at demostrators near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Demostrator walks near to tear gas fired by mlitary police at demostrators during protest against 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo
A demostrator walks near to tear gas fired by mlitary police at demostrators near Caarao metro station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
A protester jumps over closed gates inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Brazilian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse metro workers on strike in Sao Paulo in defiance of a court order to return to work, causing major traffic congestion just three days before the city hosts the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A protester jumps over closed gates inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A protester jumps over closed gates inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Brazilian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse metro workers on strike in Sao Paulo in defiance of a court order to return to work, causing major traffic congestion just three days before the city hosts the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A young soccer fan stands in front of a police line during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Brazilian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse metro workers on strike in Sao Paulo in defiance of a court order to return to work, causing major traffic congestion just three days before the city hosts the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A young soccer fan stands in front of a police line during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A young soccer fan stands in front of a police line during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Brazilian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse metro workers on strike in Sao Paulo in defiance of a court order to return to work, causing major traffic congestion just three days before the city hosts the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
People protest outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST)
People protest outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
People protest outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST)
Policemen take position outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT WORLD CUP)
Policemen take position outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
Policemen take position outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT WORLD CUP)
Street vendors protest as police expel them from the area around the FIFA Fan Fest during the inauguration in Fortaleza, June 8, 2014. Fortaleza will host six soccer matches of the 2014 World Cup. Picture taken June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Street vendors protest as police expel them from the area around the FIFA Fan Fest in Fortaleza
Street vendors protest as police expel them from the area around the FIFA Fan Fest during the inauguration in Fortaleza, June 8, 2014. Fortaleza will host six soccer matches of the 2014 World Cup. Picture taken June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A soccer fan holds a Brazilian flag in front of two policemen outside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A soccer fan holds a Brazilian flag in front of two policemen outside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A soccer fan holds a Brazilian flag in front of two policemen outside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A policeman peers behind his riot shield inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A policeman peers behind his riot shield inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A policeman peers behind his riot shield inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium in the town of Sorocaba prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium in the town of Sorocaba prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium in the town of Sorocaba prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
People protest outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST)
People protest outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
People protest outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST)
Policemen take position outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT WORLD CUP)
Policemen take position outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
Policemen take position outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT WORLD CUP)
Street vendors protest as police expel them from the area around the FIFA Fan Fest during the inauguration in Fortaleza, June 8, 2014. Fortaleza will host six soccer matches of the 2014 World Cup. Picture taken June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Street vendors protest as police expel them from the area around the FIFA Fan Fest in Fortaleza
Street vendors protest as police expel them from the area around the FIFA Fan Fest during the inauguration in Fortaleza, June 8, 2014. Fortaleza will host six soccer matches of the 2014 World Cup. Picture taken June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
A soccer fan holds a Brazilian flag in front of two policemen outside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A soccer fan holds a Brazilian flag in front of two policemen outside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A soccer fan holds a Brazilian flag in front of two policemen outside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A policeman peers behind his riot shield inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A policeman peers behind his riot shield inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo
A policeman peers behind his riot shield inside Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCCER SPORT TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium in the town of Sorocaba prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium in the town of Sorocaba prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium in the town of Sorocaba prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team in the town of Sorocaba, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team in the town of Sorocaba
Activists stage a protest in front of the municipal stadium prior to a training session by Japan's national soccer team in the town of Sorocaba, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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