"Both protests drew about 400 protesters in total who were demanding more investments in health and education amid heavy police presence. A group of protesters also burnt a replica of the World Cup trophy Monday, reports Xinhua."
Brasilia, June 24 - Small protests broke out here and in Sao Paulo when hosts Brazil thrashed Cameroon 4-1 to top the Group A of the FIFA World Cup.

Both protests drew about 400 protesters in total who were demanding more investments in health and education amid heavy police presence. A group of protesters also burnt a replica of the World Cup trophy Monday, reports Xinhua.

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets last year to demand more spending on infrastructure and social programmes in protests that erupted during the Confederations Cup. But the protests have been far smaller during the World Cup, drawing crowds in the hundreds at most.


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