Protest Against Police Brutality in Paris – level 3

23-02-2017 07:00

Police in Paris fired tear gas against protesters who threw bottles during a protest against police brutality. A number of officers and civilians were injured and police arrested some people.

The protesters wanted to support a young man who reportedly was raped with a police baton. The 22-year old victim spent two weeks in hospital after the incident.

One of the protesters thinks that society should question the government to make sure justice is respected. He thinks that the incident needs to be criticized publicly. Such things must be stopped.

Four officers received charges but they deny any wrongdoing.

Difficult words: tear gas (a chemical that police use to make people run away), reportedly (when people are not 100% sure about something), a police baton (a club used by police), charge (say that somebody may be guilty of a crime), deny (not admit, not agree), wrongdoing (activity of doing something bad, wrong).

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