Conflict & Justice

Brazil Protests Continue Over Rising Public Transportation Costs and Government Spending on the World Cup, Olympics


Demonstrator in Sao Paulo (Photo:REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

Protests continue in Brazil over the rising cost of public transportation and over the government's massive spending to prepare venues for upcoming sporting events.

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While some of the protests have turned violent, many eyewitnesses say police have been using unnecessary force to crack down on the demonstrators.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the protesters in Rio, attorney Marcia Reis.