Protest Against Police Brutality in Paris – level 2

23-02-2017 07:00

Police in Paris used tear gas against protesters. The protesters threw bottles during a protest against police brutality. Some officers and civilians were injured and police arrested some people.

The protesters wanted to support a young man. People think that he was raped with a police baton.  The 22-year old man spent two weeks in hospital after the incident.

One of the protesters thinks that the government needs to make sure that justice is respected. He thinks that people need to criticize the incident in public. These things must be stopped.

Four officers received charges but they say that they did not do anything wrong.

Difficult words: tear gas (a chemical that makes you cry), rape (hurt sexually), a police baton (a club used by police), justice (rights).

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