Riots In Rio: Police Unleash Tear-Gas, Rubber Bullets As Poor Brazilians Block Olympic Torch Route

Thursday, August 4, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Aug 4, 2016

Just 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, police have been forced to use tear-gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from the path of the Olympic torch through a poor suburb of Rio de Janeiro. As The Guardian reports, police said anti-government protesters in Duque de Caixas, on Rio’s north side, threw rocks and blocked the torch’s path; and 3 people (including a 10-year-old girl) were injured.

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