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Repressing World Cup Protests — A Booming Business for Brazil


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Repressing World Cup Protests — A Booming Business for Brazil

Anna Feigenbaum

On June 12, Brazilian police fired tear gas on a group of 50 unarmed marchers blocking a highway leading to the World Cup arena in São Paulo. On June 15 in Rio de Janeiro another 200 marchers faced floods of tear gas and stun grenades in their approach to Maracana stadium. Armed with an arsenal of less lethal weapons and employing tactics imported from U.S.