In The Shadow of World Cup, Protesters Press Demands

protests-world-cup-smaller-persistentIt’s been nearly a week since the World Cup kicked off in Brazil.

But the opening match in San Paulo on June 12 did not curtail the protests that started before the tournament.

While they are smaller than before – usually a few hundred people – the protesters continue to say ‘no’ to FIFA and the World Cup, demanding the government make more investments in health or education.

Recife, one of the 12 World Cup venues, is relatively calm and its population is watching the events in Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo from a distance. This is where VOA’s Nico Pinault went to meet them.


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