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Brazilian indigenous groups, police clash before World Cup

By Agencies in Brasilia, Brazil ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-29 07:07:59

Arrows and tear gas canisters fly near Brasilia's new stadium

Indigenous protesters wearing traditional headdress clashed with police in Brazil's capital on Tuesday, resulting in one officer being shot in the leg with an arrow and the cancellation of a ceremony to open the exhibition of the World Cup trophy.

In clashes broadcast live on television, riot police fired tear gas into small pockets of protesters as they approached Brasilia's new stadium, which will host World Cup matches. Protesters were seen picking up the gas canisters and tossing them back at officers, along with stones and pieces of wood.

Brazilian indigenous groups, police clash before World Cup

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