Lebanese Protests – level 2

25-10-2019 07:00

Lebanon has dire economic problems, and first, Lebanese people paid higher taxes. Then, the government wanted to tax messaging websites and programs, and people began to protest.

The government scrapped the tax, but the protests did not stop. The people now want new leaders in the government that do not belong to political groups. They asked for 30 leaders to give up their jobs to new and different leaders. Since then, four leaders gave up their jobs.

However, most protesters do not believe that the government is going to fix the problems.

Difficult words: dire (serious), scrap (stop, give up), political group (people who have ideas on how to run a country).

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