The Confederate flag in South Carolina - level 1

The Confederate flag in South Carolina - level 1

15-07-2015 15:00

This news is from South Carolina in the USA. It is about the Confederate flag. It is a very controversial flag. For some people, it a symbol of their history. For others, it is a symbol of racism.

One month ago, a man killed nine black people. They were in a church. The man had the flag.

People start to talk about the flag. Politicians talk about this in the statehouse. They take down the flag outside the statehouse.

Difficult words: controversial (when something is controversial, many people talk and do not agree about something), were (past of “are”), politician (a “boss” of a country or a state), statehouse (the building for politicians of a state).

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