Teenager 'Smuggles' Protest Banner in Underpants During World Cup Opening Ceremony

Brazil had barred any form of protest message being either carried or shown during the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup. A 13-year-old however chose to violate the rule and displayed a message outside President Dilma Rousseff's VIP box .

updated: June 17, 2014 10:18 IST
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Sao Paulo: A Brazilian during a separate protest against the FIFA World Cup.


A Brazilian teenager participating in the World Cup opening ceremony defied a ban on political messages by sneaking a banner into the stadium in his underpants, media reported Monday.

Wera Jeguaka Mirim, a 13-year-old boy from Brazil's Guarani tribe, removed the red banner from his underwear and brandished his message -- "Demarcate our lands now" -- to the crowd, but was not shown in the TV broadcast of the event, news website Uol said.

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