Party and Police – level 1

01-07-2020 07:00

On Wednesday, people have a street party in Brixton, London. People have a barbecue. People play music. They dance. The party is very calm. However, the party is not legal.

Local people call the police in the evening. Local people are not happy with the noise. The police come. Police officers try to stop the party. Police officers turn off the music. Many people go home.

However, some people get angry. They attack the police officers. They destroy the police cars. The situation is dangerous.

People injure twenty-two officers. Four people end up in a hospital. The police take four people to the police station. An attack on a police officer is a crime.

Difficult words: legal (officially possible), turn off (to stop something working), injure (to hurt a person).

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