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Brazil protests: Military police deployed in major cities

19 June 2013 Last updated at 17:52 BST

Brazil's government says it will deploy military police to five major cities to control a wave of protests which has seen almost a quarter of a million people demand better public services.

Members of a national force will be sent to cities hosting games in Fifa's Confederations Cup.

The announcement comes after riot police and protesters clashed in fresh protests on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

Emily Buchanan reports.