Small protests at World Cup take place

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Small protests happened here and in Sao Paulo on Monday when hosts Brazil thrashed Cameroon to top the Group A at the World Cup finals.

Each protest drew about 200 protestors who demanded more investment in health and education amid a heavy police presence.

One group of protesters burned a replica of the gold World Cup trophy Brazil hope to win for a sixth time in Brasilia where Brazil beat Cameroon 4-1 in the final group match.

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets last year to demand more spending on infrastructure and social programs in protests that erupted during the Confederations Cup, a World Cup dress rehearsal.

But the protests have been far smaller during the World Cup, drawing crowds in the hundreds at most.

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