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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.
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