This story is over 5 years old
News by VICE

Chaos in Brazil: On the Ground at the World Cup (Dispatch 1)

See the moment an alleged off-duty cop fired a gun at a World Cup protest in Rio.

by تجربة
Jun 16 2014, 6:15pm


In our first dispatch from the 2014 World Cup, VICE NEWS headed to the initial match of the games to be played in Rio de Janeiro, between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina. As the game began, protesters marched towards the Maracanã stadium and gathered alongside soccer fans. But as the game heated up, so did the protests, and clashes between the police and demonstrators quickly follow.

VICE News was on the scene as one man on the street – allegedly an undercover policeman – accosted reporters, waved a pistol around, and fired several shots.

Subscribe to Vice News on YouTube

Follow VICE News on Twitter

Like Vice News on Facebook