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By Newsgram Staff Writer

About 1.2 million tickets have been sold in a week for the Rio Summer Olympics 2016, said the organizers.

According to the sales, volleyball, football, basketball are amongst the most popular sport as compared to the others, reported a Chinese agency.

Moreover, a total of 7.2 million tickets will be sold with 70 percent reserved for the Brazilians.

About 7.5 million tickets will be issued and approximately 3.8 million of these will be available for 70 Brazilian reals (US$30) or less.

In Summer Olympics 2012 at London more than 7,000,000 tickets were sold. The ticket prices ranged from £20 for many events to £2,012 for the most expensive seats at the opening ceremony.

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About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked traffic.

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Environmental campaigners from the direct action group Rebellion demonstrate on Westminster Bridge in central London, Britain. VOA

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

A group called “Extinction Rebellion” encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the country.

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

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Metropolitan Police said emergency vehicles were hampered from getting across London because of the “blockade” of five bridges. The force said it had asked all protesters to congregate at Westminster Bridge where officers can facilitate lawful protest.

About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked traffic and glued themselves to gates outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. (VOA)

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