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Anti-World Cup protesters took part in a silent march along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, wearing gags over their mouths to symbolise the authorities' crack-down on demonstrations. (June 29)

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Rio de Janiero, Brazil - 29 June 2014

1. Wide anti-World Cup silent protest at Copacabana Beach with protester wearing gag over his mouth

2. Protesters playing drums

3. Pan protesters wearing gags walking along Copacabana

4. Wide of protesters

5. Bystanders watching, one taking pictures with phone at the protest

6. Close-up protester holding banner written reading (English): "State and capital kill people"

7. Pull focus from protester wearing a gag to protester holding a banner reading (Portuguese): "The state and the capital are exterminating people"

8. Tilt down of protester carrying a representation of a grave stone reading (English): "RIP (rest in peace) human rights"

9. Military police watching as the protesters pass by

10. Children with gags carrying a banner reading (English): "More education, less military police"

11. Wide of bystanders clapping

12. Various of girl with skateboard on the road, with military police securing the protest in the background

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Anti-World Cup protesters took part in a silent march along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, wearing gags over their mouths to symbolise the authorities' crack-down on demonstrations.

The only sound at the protest was the banging of drums as the demonstrators marched along the seafront, flanked by a small group of military police.

Protesters accuse the police of being heavy-handed during demonstrations.

"The violence of the police is huge, is really big. We almost are not allowed to go out to protest," said protester Jerusa Lopes.

Bystanders supported the protesters with applause and chants against FIFA, the world's football governing body.

While smaller in size than the protests during the Confederations Cup last year, Brazil has seen near-daily demonstrations during the World Cup, calling on the government to invest more money in services such as health and education.

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