Situation in Spain – level 1

10-10-2017 07:00

Catalonia is a region in Spain. Its capital is Barcelona. People hold a referendum in Catalonia. If people vote ‘yes’, Catalonia can leaves Spain. It can become a new country.

Spanish leaders do not like the referendum. They do not want Catalonia to leave. They say that the referendum is illegal. They send police to Catalonia. The police stop people from voting.

People and the police fight. Around 900 people are injured. People do not like this. They protest against the police.

In the end, things get better. People do not want violence. They protest against the violence. They want to talk about the situation.

Catalonian leaders say that most of their people voted ‘yes’. This means that most Catalonians want to leave Spain.

Difficult words: referendum (when people vote to say what they want), vote (put a paper into a box to say what you want), violence (fighting).

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