11:14 18 June 2013
Brazil has seen more protests this week, with around 200,000 individuals staging marches in a number of cities. This comes after protests last week, and also at a time when sporting event the Confederations Cup is taking place.
It is understood the protests are quite peaceful with only a small amount of problems occurring in certain places.
Rio de Janeiro is one city which reportedly saw approximately 100,000 individuals march through the streets. Other locations where there were protests includes Sao Paulo and also Brasilia.
It is believed that many people climbed on top of the National Congress building in Brasilia, the capital city, to protest.
The protests are believed to have been sparked by an increase in travel fare in Sao Paulo. Also, there has been protesting over funding when it comes to the Confederations Cup, as reported by the Telegraph. Brazil will host the World Cup next year.
Protesters call for health and education to receive the funding, as said in the same report by The Telegraph.
Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo explained that officials will not allow the Confederations Cup and the World Cup 2014 to be interrupted.
Mr. Rebelo said: “The government assumed the responsibility and the honour to stage these two international events and will do so, ensuring the security and integrity of the fans and tourists.”
The FIFA Confederations Cup relates to 8 football teams from across the globe competing. This takes place every four years, with Brazil hosting the event this year.
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