A CNN crew was injured after Brazilian police fired tear gas and stun grenades at a protest against the World Cup on Thursday.
Reporter Shasta Darlington and her team were following one of the many protests that have emerged as the World Cup draws nearer. Many Brazilians are incensed by the money that has been spent on the games instead of social services, as well as broader societal issues.
Darlington was on air when chaos erupted, as tear gas and stun grenades were fired. She kept reporting, but her producer was hit by one of the canisters.
— Ben Tavener (@BenTavener) June 12, 2014
Our amazing São Paulo producer Barbara Arvanitidis has a suspected broken arm reporting from the… http://t.co/BMpdEEsGDt
— Alex Thomas (@alexthomascnn) June 12, 2014
— Shasta Darlington (@ShastaCNN) June 12, 2014