Minneapolis Protests – level 1

03-06-2020 15:00

Police in Minneapolis, US, stop a black man. They make the man lie on the ground. One officer puts his knee on the man´s neck. The man says that he cannot breathe.

However, the officer keeps his knee on the man´s neck for seven minutes. The man stops talking. An ambulance takes the man to hospital. Doctors say that the man is dead.

The four police officers lose their job. However, people are not happy. People say that the officer kills the man.

Similar incidents happen in the past. People in Minneapolis get very angry. They start to protest before a police station. People set fire to stores. People take things from stores. The police must use tear gas and plastic bullets to stop the protesters.

Difficult words: incident (an event that people know about), tear gas (a thing that hurts the eyes, and police use to stop people), plastic bullet (a piece of plastic that a gun shoots and that hurts a person).

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