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Brazil to deploy elite police for Confederations Cup

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Brazil will deploy an elite police force to help provide security for the Confederations Cup tournament following mass protests against government spending, the state news agency said Wednesday.

Officers belonging to the National Force, an elite branch of the federal police deployed in cases of social unrest, will be sent to five of the six cities where the tournament will be played, the Justice Ministry said, according to Agencia Brasil.

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