Problems in Madrid – level 2

21-03-2018 07:00

The police in Madrid, Spain, were cracking down on illegal street sales when an African street vendor tried to run away from them.

The 35-year-old collapsed and later died of cardiac arrest. Madrid’s mayor said that he was sorry that the man died and called for an investigation.

Following the incident, fights between the police and the people broke out, with protesters throwing stones and starting fires.

Difficult words: crack down (punish strongly), vendor (a person who sells something), cardiac arrest (when the heart stops).

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