At least 45 arrested in anti-World Cup protests in Brazil


People hold signs against the FIFA World Cup during a protest in Porto Alegre at the time of the match beetwen Australia and Netherlands on Estadio Beira-Rio, on June 18, 2014.

Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds

Protests against Brazil's hosting of the 2014 World Cup led to the arrest of at least 45 people Tuesday, official sources said.

The worst clashes occurred in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, where Brazil played Mexico to a 0-0 draw.

During the match, some 30 protesters demonstrating outside the stadium were detained by police, according to the Secretariat of Security in the state of Ceara.

Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds after some protesters threw rocks at a bus at the s...

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