Concern about More Street Protests in World Cup 2014

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Brazilians are commemorating two holidays this week. Tiradentes Day Monday, for a hero of its independence movement; and Saint George Day on Wednesday.

Ahead of the World Cup, starting in June, host city Rio de Janeiro has declared three more public holidays.The goal is to free up traffic during the football tournament. But, as CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco reports, it comes with a high cost.

Concern about More Street Protests in World Cup 2014

Concern about More Street Protests in World Cup 2014

Brazilians are commemorating two holidays this week. Tiradentes Day Monday, for a hero of its independence movement; and Saint George Day on Wednesday. Ahead of the World Cup, starting in June, host city Rio de Janeiro has declared three more public holidays.The goal is to free up traffic during the football tournament. But, as CCTV's Lucrecia Franco reports, it comes with a high cost.
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  • Diego Vinícius Martins

    Please, note that Saint George is a holiday celebrated mostly in Rio. In São Paulo we don’t celebrate it