Brazil: Rio protest over transport fare rise ends in violence

The BBC’s Wyre Davies was reporting from Rio’s Central Station as the violence unfolded

Hundreds of people in Brazil have clashed with police during a protest against increased fares for public transport. Commuters were caught up in the violence at Rio de Janeiro’s Central Station during rush hour. Riot police fired tear gas and tried to disperse the crowd, while activists hurled stones and petrol bombs.

A cameraman is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a head injury.

The BBC’s Wyre Davies was at the station and was among those who went to the cameraman’s aid.

He tweeted: “A fellow journalist suffered terrible head injuries when hit by explosive device. Did our best to save him.” Six other people were also injured and at least 20 protesters were arrested, O Globo newspaper reported.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-26077374

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