Protesters hack World Cup Brazil 2014 website

  • ANI, Sydney
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  • Updated: Jun 19, 2013 12:54 IST

Protesters have hacked the official website for the Brazil Football World Cup 2014 and replaced the site with a video of a violent police response to a peaceful protest.

According to News.com.au, the FIFA website was replaced with an embedded YouTube video, showing protesters marching, before riot police release tear gas and fire on the protesters with rubber bullets.

The report further stated protesters are seen shouting 'sem violencia' throughout the video, which translates into 'no violence' in English. However, the report added, the FIFA site has now been restored.

According to the report, the protest in the video is apparently a part of the recent demonstrations across the country, sparked earlier this month by a hike in public transport fares, as well as government spending on the World Cup and the Olympics.

 

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