Global View - Protest!(0018)

A:  This is Action 5 News reporter Sarah O'Connell reporting live from Washington, D. C. where a protest has broken out. Thousands of angry citizens are protesting against the proposed bailout of the auto manufacturing industry! Sir, sir, Sar
B:  Yeah, yeah, we are here because we feel this is an injustice! The financial irresponsibility of big business has to stop! We're here to show the government that we don't like the way that they're spending our tax dolla
A:  Sir, but what exactly is making everyone so angry?
B:  It's an absolute outrage, Sarah, the US government wants to give twenty-five billion dollars of taxpayers' money to the auto industry. These are companies that have been mismanaged and are now nearly bankrupt.
A:  I see. But, many supporters of the bailout argue that it could help save the jobs of millions of hardworking Americans.
B:  That may be true, and I for one don't want to see anyone lose their job, but how can these CEOs ask for a bailout when they're making millions of dollars? And then they have the nerve to fly to Washington in private jets! This
A:  Good point. This is Sarah O'Connell reporting live from Washington D. C., back to you, Tom.

Key Vocabulary

protestcommon noun, singularan event where people gather together to show disapproval of something
break outprinciple verb, present perfectstart suddenly
bailoutcommon noun, singularthe act of saving a company form money problems
injusticecommon noun, singularan unfair situation
outragecommon noun, singularsomething that is morally wrong
mismanageprinciple verb, present perfectmanage badly
have the nervephrasedare to

Supplementary Vocabulary

placardcommon noun, singularsign people hold at protests, usually a piece of cardboard on a stick
rallycommon noun, singularpublic meeting in support or opposition of something
demonstrationcommon noun, singularevent where people gather together to show that they support or oppose something
demonstratorscommon noun, pluralpeople who go to a demonstration or protest
opponentcommon noun, singulara person who opposes something or someone
proponentcommon noun, singularperson who supports someone or something