Protests in Peru – level 3

06-02-2018 07:00

In central Peru, potato farmers are trying to cope with market prices well below the production by protesting for the government to buy their crops.

Police used tear gas and truncheons on the protesters who responded by throwing rocks. Dozens of people have been injured and two people died in the widespread unrest.

In other parts of the country, farmers blocked roads and attempted to occupy a hydroelectric dam.

Difficult words: cope (deal with, survive), truncheon (a short, thick stick carried as a weapon), dozens (many), unrest (protests or violence), attempt (try).

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