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Homeless families in Sao Paulo Cup protest

Published on May 3, 2014 11:52 PM

SAO PAULO (AFP) - Hundreds of families decrying property speculation staged a protest on Saturday near the Sao Paulo stadium which will host the World Cup opening match next month.

Blasting poor housing conditions and rising home costs in Brazil's business hub, the families protested near the Corinthians Arena, where the World Cup starts on June 12, Brazilian television reported.

Broadcaster Globo's G1 news portal said the group organised the rally around the Homeless Workers Movement (Mtst), three days after some 1,000 Mtst demonstrators clashed with police in the city.

The movement is angry at delays in expanding affordable housing in the Sao Paulo metro area, among other concerns.

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