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Olympic torch relay route is changed for the second time due to the protests of local public sector employees
18:30, 4 August 2016
Olympic torch relay route is changed for the second time due to the protests of local public sector employees

The protest was an attempt to disrupt the torch carrying in Rio de Janeiro

18:30, 4 August 2016

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The Olympic torch relay route is changed for the second time due to the protests of local public sector employees.

The latest inisident was an attempt to disrupt the torch carrying in Rio de Janeiro. Protesters complain about the delay in payments.

See also: IOC offers Pele to light Olympic torch at Rio 2016 opening ceremony

The state, this is due to high costs for the organization of the competition. In the north of Rio police even used tear gas to drive off the strikers.

See also: 85,000 police and soldiers to patrol the streets of Rio during the Oympics

The relay race will last until Friday. Then the Olympic flame will be brought to Maracana stadium, where the opening ceremony of the Summer Games will take place.

David Vispo, a citizen of favela - the poorest areas of Rio, is also taking part in Olympic torch relay race.

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