Protests over World Cup 2014

Road blocks and marches hit Brazil as groups criticize spending on the upcoming World Cup.

A boy holds a soccer ball in front of a Brazilian flag at Santa Luzia slum in Brasilia

A boy holds a soccer ball, with red tape on it the shape of cross, in front of a Brazilian flag at Santa Luzia slum, where they are living in a protest against the money spent on preparations of the upcoming World Cup, in Brasilia May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Joedson Alves

MTST members protest against the World Cup in Sao Paulo

Members of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement block a road during a protest against the World Cup in Sao Paulo, May 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Demonstrator holds a banner during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

A demonstrator holds a banner during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

An indigenous Indian kicks a soccer ball during a protest in Brasilia

An indigenous Indian kicks a soccer ball during a protest in front of the Brazilian congress in Brasilia May 28, 2014. The words on the ball reads: “No FIFA”. REUTERS/Joedson Alves

A boy wrapped in Brazilian national flag stands in front of policemen and listens to speech from a truck during a protest by metro workers in Sao Paulo

A boy wrapped in Brazilian national flag stands in front of policemen and listens to speech from a truck during a protest by metro workers in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Demonstrator holds up a wastepaper bin during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo

A demonstrator holds up a wastepaper bin during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo May, 15 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo May 15, 2014. The signs (in red) reads: “There will be no World Cup”. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Military policemen stand in a line behind a demonstrator wearing the figure of a skeleton holding up a trophy representing that of the FIFA World Cup during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo

Military policemen stand in a line behind a demonstrator wearing the figure of a skeleton holding up a trophy representing that of the FIFA World Cup during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo May, 15 2014.
REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Demonstrators attack an Itau bank branch during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo

Demonstrators attack an Itau bank branch during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo May 15, 2014.
REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Members of the Roofless Movement join metro workers in a protest on the fifth day of a strike in Sao Paulo

Members of the Roofless Movement (MTST) join metro workers in a protest on the fifth day of a strike in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. The banner reads, “All support to the workers strikes.” REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil

Native Brazilians block a road leading to the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium as police use tear gas during a demonstration in Brasilia

Native Brazilians block a road leading to the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium as police use tear gas to prevent them from approaching it during a demonstration in Brasilia May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho

Flowers with pictures of dead workers are seen during protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo

Flowers with a banner reading “World Cup of deaths” draped across them are placed on the ground next to pictures of workers who died during construction of World Cup stadiums in Brazil, in Sao Paulo, May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

An indigenous Indian heads a soccer ball during a protest in Brasilia

An indigenous Indian heads a soccer ball during a protest in front of the Brazilian congress in Brasilia May 28, 2014. The words on the ball read: “No FIFA”. REUTERS/Joedson Alves

Residents carry an injured man after a store was looted during a police strike in Recife

Residents carry an injured man after a store was looted during a police strike in Recife, May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandre Gondim/JC Imagem

Members of Brazil's Homeless Workers' Movement block a road during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

Members of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement block a road during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo, May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man controls a soccer ball as various social and political groups march during a protest against the privatization of the Maracana Stadium, which is undergoing renovation for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro

A man controls a soccer ball as various social and political groups march during a protest against the privatization of the Maracana Stadium, which is undergoing renovation for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro April 11, 2013. The banner reads, “The Maracana stadium is ours!” REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Brazil's Homeless Workers' Movement block a road during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

Members of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement block a road during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo, May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Police use tear gas to impede native Brazilians from marching towards the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium during a demonstration in Brasilia

Police use tear gas to impede native Brazilians from marching towards the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium during a demonstration in Brasilia, May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho