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11 people held in World Cup city

Published 14/06/2014 | 01:07

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A woman stands at a window of a house near the Arena Ponte Nova stadium in Salvador (AP)

Eleven protesters have been detained in the north-eastern Brazilian city of Salvador during a protest against the World Cup.

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A group of about 100 protesters in the city - where the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1- tried to march toward the Fifa Fan Fest viewing area.

Before the protesters could get within several blocks of the Fan Fest area, police opened fire with stun grenades and tear gas, halting their march.

Police say some of the group smashed the windows of nearby businesses, including a car dealership.

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