(BRAZIL) – Earlier today, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of protesters in Recife, one of the cities hosting the FIFA World Cup. The activists gathered to protest against the suggested construction of a luxury structure on a site near the Pier Jose Estelita.
The Brazilian government wants to build some skyscrapers around the stadium in Recife. In short, the project consists of 13 buildings, two of them would be twin, having between 36 to 45 floors divided into four major blocks. However, people are strongly against it. The situation has worsened and might affect the upcoming four World Cup matches. The government might even think of changing the stadium.
The number of wounded and fainted protesters is still unconfirmed because of the immediate dispersion after the heavy tear gas shelling. In another news, in Rio de Janeiro, police there also used pepper spray against a group of about 50 anti-world-cup-protesters, 15 of them were arrested.