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Rio 2016: Police uses tear gas against demonstrators at meeting of Olympic flame
10:46, 4 August 2016
Rio 2016: Police uses tear gas against demonstrators at meeting of Olympic flame

Residents angered by huge cost of Olympics 2016

10:46, 4 August 2016

gazprom.ru

The sailing medalists brought Olympic flame on a boat to Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Games on Wednesday evening. Police used tear gas to disperse the protest that unfolded during the opening meeting of the Olympic flame in Rio de Janeiro. Russian BBC Service reports this.

Hundreds of protesters, angered by the huge cost of the Olympics 2016 met the Olympic flame. A group of protesters blocked the way of the Olympic flame carriers.

The Olympic flame was planned to carry across the city, including the poor areas, to the statue of Christ the Savior, and then to the Maracana stadium. As a result, the route has been slightly changed.

Related: Olympics 2016: Organizers not to sell all tickets for Games in Rio

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