France protests after presidential election – level 3
Demonstrators took to the streets in Paris and Lyon to protest against French president Emmanuel Macron’s election win over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
Violent clashes between protestors happened in the French capital. They had gathered in Place de la République Square, and police responded with firing tear gas to disperse the crowds.
In the city of Lyon, protesters threw fireworks at police cars. Macron’s supporters celebrated at the Eiffel Tower, while Le Pen’s supporters reacted in dismay. The French leader became the first person to be re-elected in 20 years.
Macron defeated Le Pen in a run-off vote, and he won a second five-year term that prevented him from a major political changes. Although Macron won by a comfortable margin, the abstention rate was the highest since 1969, since a large number of voters were unwilling to vote for either candidate.
You can watch the video news lower on this page.
What do you think about this news?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.