American Confederate Statue – level 2

27-08-2018 07:00

Student at the University of North Carolina held a protest on campus last week.

When they were protesting over a Confederate statue known as ‘Silent Sam’. They saw it as a symbol of racist heritage. A few hours into the protest, they knocked down the statue, kicked it and cheered around the empty pedestal.

The University condemned the act. And police arrested one person.

Difficult words: heritage (cultural values which are passed from generation to generation), pedestal (a rock on which a statue stands), condemn (criticise, strongly disagree with).

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