Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Violent protests break out as Pope visits Brazil
Clashes between police and approximately 300 protesters broke out infront of the Guanabara Government Palace less than an hour after Pope Francis left the building.
Fire bombs were hurled and riot police responded by firing rubber bullets at protesters, two people were arrested and four injured in the demonstrations.
Speaking about the security situation during the Pope's seven-day stay in Brazil, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said:
"We are not worried about security, the worry is that the enthusiasm is so big that honestly it is hard to respond to so much enthusiasm, from the Pope and from the organisation,
"but we have no fear or worry."