Brazil protest clashes near stadium

Eurasia News

At least two people were injured Wednesday near a stadium in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza when demonstrators protesting government spending for the World Cup clashed with police.

Some of the roughly 10,000 protesters at the site — where Brazil was to play Mexico later in the day in a Confederations Cup match — hurled stones at security forces, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, media reporters witnessed.

One person suffered an eye injury and a second was taken away on a stretcher.