Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

A demonstrator shows poster written in Portuguese that reads, "Can we go back to the streets now?" during the third place finish World Cup match between Brazil and the Netherlands, outside the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)IRAJA, Brazil (AP) — The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil’s World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sunday’s title game has gone off with only scattered demonstrations.