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90 arrests, trucks, buses torched in Sao Paulo unrest

One person was injured and 90 detained while trucks and buses were torched in Sao Paulo late Monday in renewed violence after police fatally shot a 17-year-old boy. A police statement said some of the rioters made use of firearms during the unrest. It added that one pedestrian was injured during the shooting and rushed to hospital by police. The statement said 90 rioters were detained while three trucks and six buses were set ablaze and shops looted.

Scores arrested in violent Brazil transportation demo

Protesters went on a rampage in Brazil's largest city, smashing windows and teller machines and battling riot police in a fresh bout of violence blamed on the "Black Bloc" anarchist group. Police fired tear gas and arrested 92 people during the disturbances late Friday, which began as a peaceful march to demand free public transportation for students before turning violent. Sao Paulo's military police said a police colonel was mobbed and beaten by a group of "criminals disguised as protesters" who stole his pistol and radio.

Scores arrested in violent Brazil transportation demo

Protesters went on a rampage in Brazil's largest city, smashing windows and teller machines and battling riot police in a fresh bout of violence blamed on the "Black Bloc" anarchist group. Police fired tear gas and arrested 92 people during the disturbances late Friday, which began as a peaceful march to demand free public transportation for students before turning violent. Sao Paulo's military police said a police colonel was mobbed and beaten by a group of "criminals disguised as protesters" who stole his pistol and radio.

Scores arrested in violent Brazil tranportation demo

Police fired tear gas and arrested scores of protesters in Sao Paulo late Friday when a march demanding free public transportation for students turned violent. A group of vandals, some wearing black hoods, smashed store windows and bank ATM machines, set a public bus on fire, and destroyed subway and bus ticket machines. Riot police wielding clubs and shields in turn fired tear gas to disperse the mob. Sao Paulo police blamed the anarchist group "Black Bloc" for the violence. At least 78 people were arrested in the protest, police told AFP.

'Black bloc' anarchist violence mars Brazil unrest

Wearing black clothing, scarves and ski masks, so-called "Black Bloc" anarchists have taken a starring role in Brazil's social unrest, using violent tactics to target symbols of capitalism. But experts find it hard to build a clear profile of the group, which began attracting notice during June's street protests against substandard public services, corruption and the cost of the 2014 World Cup. With the social turmoil growing more sporadic, Black Bloc tactics have inspired more violent actions, mainly in Rio and Sao Paulo.

Anarchist group turns teachers' march to Rio violence (VIDEO)

Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro Monday to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into buildings and smashing a City Hall gate. The demonstration took place over several hours and was peaceful at first. But once night fell, violent incidents broke out as at least 200 "black bloc" anarchists smashed a City Hall gate while others broke into banks and tried to break open ATMs and set some alight.

Anarchist group turns teachers' march in Rio violent

Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro Monday to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into buildings and smashing a City Hall gate. The demonstration took place over several hours and was peaceful at first. But once night fell, violent incidents broke out as at least 20 "black bloc" anarchists smashed a City Hall gate while others broke into banks and tried to break open ATMs and set some alight.

Egypt arrests 12 'Black Bloc' members at presidency

Egyptian police arrested 12 members of the "Black Bloc" -- a violent group opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood -- after clashes outside Cairo's presidential palace, the official MENA news agency said on Saturday. Protesters hurled rocks and fire bombs at the walls of the presidential palace in Heliopolis, and torched a police vehicle, a security source told MENA. "Security forces arrested 12 youths who were among rioters involved in the events around the presidential palace on Friday," the source said, adding the judiciary would take action against those involved.

Egypt arrests 12 'Black Bloc' members at presidency

Egyptian police arrested 12 members of the "Black Bloc" -- a violent group opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood -- after clashes outside Cairo's presidential palace, the official MENA news agency said Saturday. Protesters hurled rocks and fire bombs at the walls of the presidential palace in Heliopolis, and torched a police vehicle, a security source told MENA. "Security forces arrested 12 youths who were among rioters involved in the events around the presidential palace on Friday," the source said, adding the judiciary would take action against those involved.

Egypt detains seven alleged members of black-clad youth group

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's state security prosecution on Saturday ordered the detention of 7 people for 15 days on charges of belonging to the "Black Bloc," a black-clad youth group opposed to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Hundreds of apparent supporters of the Black Bloc Egypt emerged in January in the forefront of anti-government protests in Cairo, Alexandria and the Suez Canal cities.
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