Protests in France Continue – level 1

14-12-2018 15:00

In France, people are angry. They protest against a fuel tax. They protest for two weeks.

Authorities do not like the violence of the protests. They do not like that so many protests are happening. They say that some extremists are taking over the protests.

This weekend, 17,000 protesters peacefully walk in Paris. Afterwards, some protesters riot. They destroy a shop. Police arrest hundreds of them.

Difficult words: fuel tax (extra money that you have to pay for fuel, gas or coal for example), violence (throwing and breaking of things and attacking people), extremist (a person with very strong views), riot (throw and break things in the streets and attack people).

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