Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2014 20:47
At least 100,000 security personnel will be deployed across Brazil for the World Cup as organizers seek to prevent a repeat of violence that rocked the country last year, an official said Thursday.
Andrei Rodrigues, special secretary for security and safety at major events, said the total number on duty during the tournament would be double that for the 2013 Confederations Cup.
"In June for the Confederations Cup there were 50,000 mobilized across Brazil. We estimate there will be 100,000 security professionals mobilized for the World Cup," Rodrigues told reporters.