Protest in Hungary – level 2

03-11-2014 15:00

Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest against a planned tax on Internet data transfers.

People held up their mobile phones and lit up the square in front of the Economy Ministry. Some people also went to nearby government buildings and broke some windows.

If the government passes the new law, Internet service providers will have to pay $2.89 per individual subscriber and $20.65 per business subscriber every month. The government says that it’s trying to reduce the country’s debt, but people think that the government wants to reduce their freedom instead.

Difficult words: Internet service provider (company which lets you connect to the Internet), subscriber (a person who pays every month for a service), debt (money which must be paid).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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