Group plans more protests against WCup in Brazil

AP, Thursday 5 Apr 2012

The Brazilian group which forced work to stop at the stadium being built for the World Cup opener plans to intensify protests across Brazil, saying the poor are paying the price for the decision to bow to FIFA’s demands

The Homeless Workers Movement said Thursday that it will continue to organize protests to get society’s attention to problems it says are caused by World Cup projects, especially the evictions of “thousands of working families.”

There were protests Wednesday in eight of the 12 host cities. Hundreds of protesters forced work to briefly stop at Sao Paulo stadium, which is set to host the opener, and there was also a temporary road block near Castelao stadium in the city of Fortaleza.

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