10 Photos of Amazon Chiefs' Clash With Brazilian Police at World Cup Protests

10 Photos of Amazon Chiefs' Clash With Brazilian Police at World Cup Protests

By: 
ICTMN Staff
6/2/14

Hundreds of Amazon chiefs clashed with police in Brazil last week as the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which begins on June 12, draws closer.

According to The Week, protestors said that the cup’s $11 billion budget should have been used to support the country’s poorest regions through government funded programs.

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The chiefs came to the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in traditional tribal dress and armed with bows and arrows to faceoff against police, some mounted on horseback. One police man was shot in the leg with an arrow, but protestors were sprayed with tear gas, the Huffington Post said.

These are 10 photos from the clash in the country’s capitol city, Brasilia, Brazil.

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choctawgirl
LOL yes...I used to not take these Amazon chiefs seriously...until I took an arrow to the knee. ;)

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