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By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial
03 June, 2014
Cardozo was quoted by the G1 news website as saying that police had sought to allow freedom of expression, but that the force is also responsible for enforcing the rule of law and preventing abuses.
Attorney General Rodrigo Janot said that street demonstrations occur all over the world, and that foreigners should not lose confidence that Brazil is friendly and safe. He also explained that the Ministry of Justice would create a special "crisis cabinet" to deal with demonstrations in World Cup cities swiftly.
One police officer was wounded in the leg by an arrow during the protest. The Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) said that the protest had been peaceful until the police attacked protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas, which it said had prompted some to react in "self-defense."
The Indians and their supporters are said to be protesting over Government spending on the World Cup, rather than on other social projects, and the Government's failure to recognize indigenous land rights.
You can check out our city guide for World Cup goers here.
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