Man arrested after throwing water on Olympic flame

A man tried to put out the Olympic flame as part of a “dare.”
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A man was after trying to put out the Olympic flame by throwing a bucket of water over it while the torch passed through Maracaju in central Brazil, according to the BBC.

Police say the 27-year-old told them that he acted as part of a “dare.”

Watch the video of the man tossing water of the torch relay:


The torch relay will pass through 300 Brazilian cities before arriving for the opening ceremonies on Aug. 5.

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