Protests in France Continue – level 2

14-12-2018 15:00

In France, people have been protesting and demonstrating for two weeks.

The main protest started against a fuel tax, but now authorities say that far-right extremists are taking over the protests to spread their ideas. Authorities also do not like the amount and the violence of the protests.

This weekend, a march of 17,000 climate protesters peacefully walked in Paris, but afterwards, some protesters began to riot. Police arrested hundreds of protesters after they destroyed a shop.

Difficult words: fuel tax (extra money you must pay to the government when you buy gas or coal), far-right extremist (a person who wants a government to support only its people and thinks that they are better people than other people), riot (throw and break things in the streets and attack people).

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