A confrontation between protesters and the police in Rio
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Violence erupts in Rio de Janeiro after funeral of dancer

25 April 2014 Last updated at 21:25 BST

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Rio on Thursday, the day of the funeral of 26-year-old dancer Douglas Pereira who was found dead two days earlier.

Protesters say the dancer died at the hands of police. Authorities are investigating the circumstances of his death.

Iracema Sodre reports.