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    Thousands Protest in Brazil

    Demonstrators dance around a bonfire as some clash with the riot police outisde the Municipal Theatre in downtown Rio de Janeiro on June 17, 2013, after a protest against higher public transportation fares and the use of public funds to finance international football tournaments. Protesters in several major cities are up in arms over hikes in mass transit prices -- from $1.5 to $1.6 -- as well as over the $15 billion earmarked for the two sports events amid calls for more health and education funding.   AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    On Monday, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Brazil's largest cities in an effort to bring attention to poor public services, government corruption, and police violence. The marches began earlier this month in São Paulo, and soon gained momentum, escalating in violence last Thursday, when 100 were injured by police. The protests have otherwise been peaceful, with frustrated citizens lamenting the billions spent on new soccer stadiums instead of social services like hospitals and education.

    Discontent over social services is spreading.

    With Brazil erupting in protest, watch this footage from the streets.

    Read it at Reuters