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Protesters planned Cup final chaos: Brazil police

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:51 AM

BRASïLIA (AFP) - Tightly-organised groups of protesters planned to bring chaos to Rio’s streets during the World Cup final with “guerrilla actions” including the use of home-made bombs, Globo reported on Monday.

The news organisation said police thwarted the planned violence through a surveillance operation that began last September and included interception of email and phone calls.

Police last week arrested 23 of the alleged ringleaders of World Cup-related violence.

Citing a police report, Globo said protesters planned to use homemade explosive devices including Molotov cocktails during the tournament’s final match, which saw Germany defeat Argentina at the Maracana stadium.

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