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Policemen protect themselves with stretchers as anti-government... News Photo2013 Brazil Protests,Anti-Government,At The Edge Of,Brazil,Castelao Stadium,Ceara State,Confrontation,FIFA Confederations Cup,Fortaleza,Horizontal,International Match,International Team Soccer,Italy,Kilometer,Match - Sport,Police Force,Protest,Protestor,Security,Semifinal Round,Soccer,Spain,Sport,StretcherPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPolicemen protect themselves with stretchers as anti-government demonstrators gather at the security perimeter two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza where Spain and Italy are to clash in their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 semifinal football match, on June 27, 2013. Earlier riot and mounted police set up roadblocks on access roads leading to the stadium as several thousand young demonstrators peacefully rallied outside Ceara State University in Fortaleza hours before the match. Nationwide anti-government protests in Brazil initially focused on a hike in transport fares before mushrooming to encompass a variety of gripes including corruption and the lack of investment in health and education as well as to denounce the high costs of hosting the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)