Sao Paulo: Brazilian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest Tuesday by some 300 people demanding the release of demonstrators arrested in early protests against the World Cup, news reports said.
Police confirmed some 300 people took part in the protest in downtown Sao Paulo but gave no further details. Brazilian media said six people were arrested and at least two of them were released after being questioned by police.
The rally was called to demand the release of a student and a professor who were detained June 23 in a demonstration against the billions spent to stage the World Cup in Brazil. (Read also: Massive Protests Against Brazil's World Cup Expenditure Despite Gloomy Economy)