Catalonia Protests – level 2

08-10-2020 07:00

Catalonia is an area in northeastern Spain with about 7.5 million people, and its capital city is Barcelona. Catalonia has its own government, but it is under the control of the Spanish government.

For many years, the Catalans have tried to become independent, and it has caused many political problems. Last week, the Spanish Supreme court decided to ban Catalonia’s leader, Quim Torra, from his office. Torra must not work in politics for 18 months because he did not follow some rules during last year’s elections.

This made some people very angry, and they wanted to get to the parliament building in Barcelona. Protesters walked through the streets and they threw pig heads at police.

Difficult words: independent (not controlled by others), ban (to officially stop), office (where a person works), elections (when people choose a person for a job in government).

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