Rio de Janeiro: Protests disrupts arrival of Olympic Torch

Posted on August 5, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil

BBC.COM reported hundreds of demonstrators angry at the high cost of hosting the Games protested and riot police used tar gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

Images on news websites showed at least one policeman appearing to fire a projectile directly at a protester.

The Olympic torch arrived in Rio de Janeiro by boat after a three-month tour of Brazilian cities.

The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, carried the torch on its first few laps through the city centre. Read Article

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