Brazil Protests

Jun 21, 2013, 10:57 AM IST
A military police fires tear gas from an armored vehicle during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A military police fires tear gas from an armored vehicle during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Protesters hold a blood-stained t-shirt of a protester that was shot in the shoulder during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Protesters hold a blood-stained t-shirt of a protester that was shot in the shoulder during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A group of protestors lie on the ground lay on the ground before being searched by police during an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A group of protestors lie on the ground lay on the ground before being searched by police during an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Protesters gesture to riot police as they stand in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Protesters gesture to riot police as they stand in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Police fires tear gas canisters to disperse a crowd a demonstrators near the Arena Fonte Nova soccer stadium before a Confederations Cup match between Uruguay and Nigeria in Salvador, Brazil.
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Police fires tear gas canisters to disperse a crowd a demonstrators near the Arena Fonte Nova soccer stadium before a Confederations Cup match between Uruguay and Nigeria in Salvador, Brazil.

A woman carries a baby as she runs away from the area where police is dispersing demonstrators near Arena Fonte Nova soccer stadium in Salvador, Brazil.
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A woman carries a baby as she runs away from the area where police is dispersing demonstrators near Arena Fonte Nova soccer stadium in Salvador, Brazil.

A protester affected by the tear gas fired for the police cover his face in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A protester affected by the tear gas fired for the police cover his face in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A protester lies on the ground in front of a police line in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A protester lies on the ground in front of a police line in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Military police detain a man during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Military police detain a man during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A protester kicks a gas canister during a demonstration a in Rio de Janeiro.
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A protester kicks a gas canister during a demonstration a in Rio de Janeiro.

A protestor with a Brazilian flag covering his face stands on the main road leading to the Castelao stadium before the start of a soccer Confederations Cup group B match between Nigeria and Spain in Fortaleza, Brazil.
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A protestor with a Brazilian flag covering his face stands on the main road leading to the Castelao stadium before the start of a soccer Confederations Cup group B match between Nigeria and Spain in Fortaleza, Brazil.

A woman holds poster reading
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A woman holds poster reading "World 5 - Health 0. We don`t want foreign doctors, we want resources" referring to the planned reform of the Brazilian health system prior to the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Brazil at Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil.

A man holds a brazilian flag near a burning barricade during a protest outside the Minerao stadium during a soccer Confederations Cup match between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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A man holds a brazilian flag near a burning barricade during a protest outside the Minerao stadium during a soccer Confederations Cup match between Japan and Mexico in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

A woman holds a poster that reads
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A woman holds a poster that reads "PEC of the impunity" during a protest at the Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, center, sits with Cities Minister Agnaldo Ribeiro, left, and Planning Minister Miriam Belchior, right, as they meet with representatives of social movements at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, center, sits with Cities Minister Agnaldo Ribeiro, left, and Planning Minister Miriam Belchior, right, as they meet with representatives of social movements at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

Suspects sit with their hands behind their backs after their arrest during a police operation in the Nova Holanda slum, part of the Complexo da Mare, in Rio de Janeiro.
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Suspects sit with their hands behind their backs after their arrest during a police operation in the Nova Holanda slum, part of the Complexo da Mare, in Rio de Janeiro.

A protester from Rocinha slum shouts slogans as he holds a sign that reads in Portuguese;
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A protester from Rocinha slum shouts slogans as he holds a sign that reads in Portuguese; "Peace" during a protest in front of Rio de Janeiro state governor Sergio Cabral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A protester, left, gestures to riot police during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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A protester, left, gestures to riot police during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

A protester with his face covered by a Brazilian flag stands near a barricade during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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A protester with his face covered by a Brazilian flag stands near a barricade during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

A protester with a mask stands by a burning barricade during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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A protester with a mask stands by a burning barricade during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.