Protests in Brazil

Activists, protesters and students continue to clash with riot police in cities throughout Brazil to protest against the government during the Confederations Cup.

People march toward the Cinelandia square during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 24, 2013. Under pressure after more than a week of nationwide protests, Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff said Monday her government will spend $23 billion more on public transportation and announced five core areas that leaders will focus on to speed political reform and improvements to government services. Rousseff made the announcement after meeting with leaders of a free-transit activist group that launched the first demonstrations more than a week ago and has called for new protests Tuesday.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People run away from tear gas during a protest outside the Minerao stadium during a soccer Confederations Cup match between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators again took to streets in several Brazilian cities Saturday after the president broke a long silence to promise reforms.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People a protest in the Capao Redondo neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Protesters on Tuesday returned to the streets in low-income suburbs of Brazil's biggest city to demand better education, transport and health services, one day after President Dilma Rousseff proposed a wide range of actions to reform Brazil's political system and services. The sign at left reads in Portuguese "No to the extermination of youth on the periphery!," referring to the poor outskirts of the city. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

A man challenges police officers during a protest outside the Mineirao stadium during the soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Uruguay in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A vendor sells Guy Fawkes masks and Brazilian flags on the sidelines of a protest march moving toward the Mineirao stadium before a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Uruguay in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A masked demonstrator holds up a sign that reads in Portuguese "No mandatory vote," referring to Brazil's law that citizens are obligated to vote in all elections, during a protest march toward the Mineirao stadium where a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer match will be played between Brazil and Uruguay in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People march toward the Mineirao stadium during a protest in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets in Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Commuters hold an impromptu protest against the lack of public transport minutes before President Dilma Rousseff 's message is broadcast live at the bus station in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, June 21, 2013. The Brazilian leader ended her near-silence about more than a week of massive, violent protests, saying in a prime time TV broadcast Friday that peaceful demonstrations were part of a strong democracy but that violence could not be tolerated. She promised to make improvements to public services, but said it couldn't be done overnight. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Demonstrators standing in tear gas confront riot police as they protest near the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

A man holds a brazilian flag near a burning barricade during a protest outside the Minerao stadium during a soccer Confederations Cup match between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators again took to streets in several Brazilian cities Saturday after the president broke a long silence to promise reforms, but the early protests were smaller than those of recent days and with only scattered reports of violence.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People shout anti-government slogans during a protest in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People use protest signs as shields as they demonstrate outside Minerao stadium where a Confederations Cup soccer match takes place between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. The sign at center reads in Portuguese "More love, less fare," referring to the fares for public transportation. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People shout slogans asking for no violence as a line of police stands behind them as they protest outside the Minerao stadium where a Confederations Cup soccer match takes place between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A man hit with a projectile fired by police during a protest is taken away by a military policeman and fellow demonstrators outside the Minerao stadium during a soccer Confederations Cup match between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators again took to streets in several Brazilian cities Saturday after the president broke a long silence to promise reforms.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Demonstrators standing in tear gas confront riot police as they protest near the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Demonstrators protest against sexism and in defense of womens' rights in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

People run from tear gas fired by police as they protest outside the Minerao stadium where a Confederations Cup soccer match takes place between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People throw tear gas back at police as they protest outside Minerao stadium where a Confederations Cup soccer match takes place between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on Saturday, continuing a wave of protests that have shaken the nation and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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