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CNN Reporter Hit by Tear Gas During Live Broadcast of World Cup Protest (Video)

Shasta Darlington and her producer were injured in the ensuing melee

CNN’s Brazil Bureau Chief Shasta Darlington was hit by tear gas live on television Thursday as she was covering World Cup protests in Sao Paulo.

While reporting for CNN International, Darlington was shoved by fleeing protesters as a tear gas canister was flung towards the camera crew by Brazilian police.

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Darlington and her producer Barbara Arvanitidis were injured during the fracas. She continued to report on the protests even after she was hurt.

Brazilian protesters were blocking a main road that led to the stadium, which drew the ire of riot police.

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