Police clash with crowd protesting cost of Pope visit

Brazilian police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Rio de Janeiro.

Police clash with crowd protesting cost of Pope visit
World Bulletin / News Desk

Brazilian police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Rio de Janeiro rallying against the vast amount of public funds spent on Pope Francis’ visit.

The demonstration was held on Monday near the Rio state governor’s palace after a meeting there between the pope and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff.

The Brazilian government has spent USD 53 million in public funds for the Pope’s week-long visit to the country, which is his first trip abroad after becoming head of the Catholic Church in March.

 

Last Mod: 23 Temmuz 2013, 13:30
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