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Brazilian police crack down on pre-World Cup protest

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Police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas Monday to disperse protesters supporting a subway strike that has unleashed transport chaos three days before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the World Cup kick-off. 

Riot police forces stand guard during a demonstration by striking subway workers on June 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo

The strike has threatened to disrupt transportation plans for Thursday's opening match in the sprawling business hub of 20 million people, when the world's eyes will be on Brazil.

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