Protesters in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday interrupted a military parade marking Brazil’s Independence Day, prompting a clash with police that injured at least five people, authorities said. Activists across Brazil had planned a day of protests against government corruption.
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter the dozens of protesters, arresting at least 10 of them.
Five people were injured and taken to a hospital, civil police said of the clashes on Saturday.
The protesters, some masked, entered the downtown avenue where the military was parading. The demonstrators shouted slogans, and the clash with police followed. The firing of tear gas prompted spectators, many of them families with children, to flee the area.