Lebanese Protests – level 1

25-10-2019 07:00

Lebanon has economic problems. First, Lebanese people pay higher taxes. Then, the government wants to tax messaging websites and programs. People protest against this. The government stops the new tax.

However, people still protest. They want new leaders in the government. They want 30 leaders to leave their jobs. After that, four leaders leave their jobs.

The government meets to make economic changes. The president meets with some people who protest. Most people do not believe that the government is going to fix the problems.

Difficult words: economic (related to the economy which is all of the money in a country), tax (noun: extra money you pay for something to the government; verb: make people pay extra money to the government), protest (tell the government or other people you are unhappy about something and you want it to change).

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