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Brazil group that said it wouldn't stage protests during WCup holds big demonstration anyway
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:01 PM EDT
A Brazilian homeless workers group that said it would not stage protests during the World Cup has nevertheless held a demonstration in Sao Paulo a day before the city hosts its second match there.
The group said right before the monthlong World Cup began that it had reached an agreement with the government and wouldn't protest during the soccer tournament. But group members said they are now protesting against city councilmen they say are trying to block rules that would help them get more affordable housing.
The movement has staged some of the largest demonstrations in the city in recent weeks.