Protests in Czech Republic – level 2

01-07-2019 07:00

The largest anti-government protests since 1989 happened in Prague on Sunday, June 23rd. People were protesting the country’s prime minister, Andrej Babiš, and his justice minister.

The people demanded that Babiš step down because of questions about a possible conflict of interest and fraud. Although Babiš is a billionaire, the EU gave him money which was supposed to help small businesses.

An EU report says that he hid the fact that he had a farm so he could get the grants. The report says that he should return around $20 million in total.

Difficult words: demand (strongly ask for something),conflict of interest (a situation when a politician uses his or her job to get richer), fraud (cheating, doing something illegal).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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