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Violent clash at protest in Rio over fare hike

Updated Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | 5 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police and protesters have violently clashed in Rio de Janeiro at a demonstration against a hike in public transportation fares.

Police said Thursday that a cameraman for Band TV station was injured in the protest and is in serious condition.

It was not clear if the journalist was hit by a homemade explosive thrown by protesters or a stun grenade shot by police.

It's the latest protest to hit Brazil since last June. The anti-government demonstrators are angered by poor public services in return for their high tax rates.

Fueling anger has been the billions spent to host this year's World Cup.