Protests in France – level 2

27-11-2018 07:00

Demonstrations started in France last weekend, continued through the week and this weekend. Two people died and hundreds were injured.

The protests are over rising taxes on fossil fuels. The French President Emmanuel Macron says that the taxes are needed to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels. Some protesters are also anti-government and they want Macron to step down.

Around 3,000 police officers were ready for the protesters in Paris this weekend. The protests turned violent, and police used tear gas and a water cannon against the protesters.

Difficult words: fossil fuel (a material like gas, coal and oil which people burn to get or make energy), dependency (being dependent – needing something too much), violent (violent people destroy things and attack other people).

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