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Brazil protests: crowds promise to stay in streets as demands intensify (PHOTOS)
Monday, June 17th, 2013

Last week's protests in Sao Paulo, at first against transit fare hikes, ended in violence.

And that's when the real anger started: anger at public spending on World Cup and other athletic preparations, anger at corruption, anger at inequality.

Thousands filled streets across the country again on Monday, concentrated in several major Brazilian cities, both to protest fare hikes for public transportation and to renew the prior week's braoder call for money to be spent on badly needed public services rather than projects benefiting elites.

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Students protest against the rise in public bus and subway fares in Sao Paulo on June 11, 2013.

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Students protest against the rise in public bus and subway fares in Sao Paulo on June 13, 2013.

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Students protest against the rise in public bus and subway fares in Sao Paulo on June 13, 2013.

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A man jumps over burning tires set on fire at Brasilia's Mane Garrincha, to protest against the government's policy of the expenditure for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on June 14, 2013.

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Demonstrators protest against the government's expenditure policy for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on June 14, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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People gather near Brasilia's Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha to protest against the allocation of funds towards the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup at a time when Brazil is in dire need of investment in other areas, they argue on June 15, 2013, prior opening Confederation match between Brazil and Japan.

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Protestors in Brasilia, unhappy at the amount of public money spent on the tournament and 2014 World Cup, hold banners on June 15, 2013.

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Riot police arrest a protester during a rally near Brasilia's Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha to protest against the allocation of funds towards the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, on June 15, 2013.

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A protester in Brasilia offers a flower to a riot policeman during a rally against the allocation of funds towards the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, on June 15, 2013.

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A demonstrator in Brasilia lies on the street wrapped with a Brazilian flag to protest against the allocation of funds towards the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, on June 15, 2013.

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Riot police clash with demonstrators protesting against the money spent on the Confederation Cup and next year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013.

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Demonstrators protesting the vast sums of money spent on the Confederation Cup and next year's World Cup march in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013.

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A gas canister fumes during clashes between riot police and demonstrators protesting the spending on the Confederation Cup and next year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013.

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Demonstrators protest the spending on the Confederation Cup and next year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013.

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Demonstrators protest the spending on the Confederation Cup and next year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013. Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse around 3,000 demonstrators attempting to enter Maracana stadium.

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