Albania Theatre – level 1
On May 17, workers destroy Albania´s National Theatre. The theatre is in the capital city, Tirana. Heavy machines come to the place.
The work cannot start. People are inside the theatre. Police must come. The police arrest 37 people. They arrest one journalist, too. Later, these people are free.
The next day, people start to protest. They are very angry. The police use pepper spray to stop the people.
Actors protest, too. They do not agree with the demolition. One actor says that the demolition is against the law.
Some politicians are angry, too. They are not happy with the government. They say that the government must resign.
Difficult words: protest (to go to the streets and say that you are angry with your government), pepper spray (a spray that hurts the eyes, and people use to stop or control someone who is dangerous and aggressive), demolition (when someone destroys a building), resign (to leave a job).
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