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Brazil: Rubber Bullets Fired At Protesters
Police have clashed with protesters who took to the streets in several Brazilian cities to demonstrate against political corruption.
In Rio de Janeiro, officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter activists.
Rubbish was burned on the streets to block traffic, and some businesses reported damage and theft.
There were at least 10 arrests, and several people were injured in the unrest which disrupted Independence Day celebrations.
Unions, students and anarchists have demanded drastic improvements to public services such as health and education.
In Sao Paulo, people gathered outside the Museum of Modern Art to call for reforms.
Ecton Almeida, a demonstrator who painted his face with Brazil's national colours, said: "My country has resources to be the richest nation in the world.
"I come to the streets to protest with other people so that this country becomes the best in the world."
Police also fired tear gas at protesters in Sao Paulo as well as in the capital Brasilia, where about 1,000 demonstrators gathered in front of the congress building.
Saturday's disturbances were not as large as those in June when more than one million people took to the streets on a single night.
And there were violent clashes with police in scores of cities.