Protests in Zimbabwe – level 2

31-08-2016 15:00

Police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas and water cannons at a demonstration against President Robert Mugabe. The protesters fought with the police, threw rocks, and set things on fire.

Due to what was happening, the opposition leader left the rally. He later said that he and his opposition are not responsible for the violence.

The protesters said that there are going to be more demonstrations. They are angry at Mugabe over an economic meltdown in Zimbabwe. They want an electoral reform, too.

Ninety-two-year-old Mugabe said that he wants to run for president again in 2018.

Difficult words: rally (political meeting of people), violence (fighting and breaking things), meltdown (collapse), electoral (about the elections – choosing a leader).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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