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2014 World Cup: Officials issue 'travel warning' for fans after fresh 'bloody' riots

Published on: 17 May 2014
Protesters in Brazil are unhappy over the decision to host the World Cup

Fans from different parts of the world have reportedly been issued a travel warning after fresh protests in Brazil against the World Cup ended in bloody riots.

Protesters have accused officials of corruption and pouring money into the World Cup while reducing spending on health, education and other public services

According to the Daily Express, just four weeks before the tournament begins, demonstrators took to the streets in five cities hosting matches, hurling stores and setting tyres alight while demanding more housing.

In response, the report mentioned that police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the protestors to hold them off and reduce a semblance of normalcy.

In new advice to travellers, UK's Foreign Office warned that further protests 'could occur without warning' as there have been violent incidents and injuries and urged people to take 'extra care and avoid all large gatherings and demonstrations'.

Ghana are set to send supporters to Brazil for the World Cup and with similar concerns for fans at the tournament, no such warning has been made by the government of the West African country.


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