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Clashes in Brasilia as indigenous groups protest against World Cup

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Police fired tear gas canisters to contain anti-World Cup demonstrators who tried to march to the Brasilia stadium where the football tournament's trophy was on public display on Tuesday (May 27). The protest by more than 1,000 people snarled rush hour traffic in the Brazilian capital adjacent to the Mane Garrincha National Stadium, the most costly stadium built for the 32-nation sports event that begins in 16 days. Adding to the tension, Indians in traditional tribal dress with bows drawn joined the protesters from the Homeless Worker's movement. The group says building stadiums to host the World Cup was too costly, caused real estate prices to soar and forced lower-income families out of their homes. Brazil is rushing to finish stadiums and urban transport systems in time for the World Cup in a climate of growing civil disobedience by groups of Brazilians who seek to disrupt the event saying its cost was excessive for a develo

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