Sao Paulo: Military police in Sao Paulo clashed with masked anti-World Cup protesters yesterday hours before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the tournament's opening match.
An anti-World Cup protester in Sao Paulo yesterday. Pic/AFP
Around 100 activists clad in the black masks and scarves of radical protest movement Black Bloc tore down street signs and traffic lights and set fire to them to block off a central street, prompting police to fire rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse them.
The clashes came after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up an earlier, smaller protest near a Sao Paulo subway station.