Catalonia Protests – level 1

08-10-2020 07:00

Catalonia is a part of Spain. It is in the northeast of the country. 7.5 million people live in Catalonia. The capital city of Catalonia is Barcelona. Catalonia has its own government. However, the Spanish government controls it.

People in Catalonia want to change this. They want to separate from Spain. Many protests take place in Catalonia.

Quim Torra is the leader of Catalonia. Last week, a Spanish court bans him from his job for 18 months. Torra must not work in politics.

The situation is very serious. People are angry. They protest in the streets of Barcelona. Some protesters throw pigs heads at police.

Difficult words: government (people who rule a country), separate (stop being a part of something), ban (to officially stop).

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