Police arrest protestors in US – level 2

07-05-2015 15:00

Police arrested an African-American man in Baltimore, Maryland April 2015 and later that week, people had to take him to hospital for spinal injuries. He died soon after and the day that his funeral happened, many people rioted and protested in Baltimore, as well as other US cities. Police arrested some protestors.

The protestors want to know how the man’s spinal injuries happened. They think that the police want to protect buildings and things more than they want to protect people.

The police are going to court to explain what happened, but they are not going to tell the public.

Difficult words: spinal (relating to the bones that run in a long line in your back), riot (when many people break things and hurt other people), public (people).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about the protests?

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