Protestors try to disrupt World Cup final

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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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A demonstrator (C, rear) is detained by riot police before the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER CRIME LAW SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Demonstrator is detained by riot police before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
A demonstrator (C, rear) is detained by riot police before the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER CRIME LAW SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Demonstrators clash with a policeman before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Demonstrators clash with a policeman before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
Demonstrators clash with a policeman before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister next to a policeman during a protest before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST)
A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister next to a policeman during a protest before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister next to a policeman during a protest before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT CIVIL UNREST)
A demonstrator wears an Argentina national team jersey as he argues with a policeman before the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER CRIME LAW SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A demonstrator wears an Argentina national team jersey as he argues with a policeman before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
A demonstrator wears an Argentina national team jersey as he argues with a policeman before the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER CRIME LAW SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
Policemen clash with demonstrators before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Policemen clash with demonstrators before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
Policemen clash with demonstrators before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
A demonstrator wears an Argentina national team jersey as he argues with policemen before the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER CRIME LAW SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A demonstrator wears an Argentina national team jersey as he argues with policemen before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
A demonstrator wears an Argentina national team jersey as he argues with policemen before the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SOCCER CRIME LAW SPORT CIVIL UNREST WORLD CUP)
A demonstrator wearing a Brazil jersey films with his cameras in front of riot police during clashes before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
A demonstrator wearing a Brazil jersey films with his cameras in front of riot police during clashes before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro
A demonstrator wearing a Brazil jersey films with his cameras in front of riot police during clashes before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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