So that you can sit on your couch, watching other people you play soccer, huge numbers of people have been evicted from their homes to make way for parking lots. So that these soccer games can take place in the kind of pretty stadium with fireworks and massive electronic displays demanded by FIFA, money has been siphoned away from social programs for working Brazilians.
So that you can watch the World Cup soccer games without hearing protesters in the background, the police in Brazil have fired tear gas at protesters, striking tourists and journalists as well. Police have fired live ammunition at protesters as well.
The profits go to economic elites. The sacrifices are borne by impoverished Brazilians.
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