Protesters damage statues – level 1

08-07-2021 07:00

Indigenous children in Canada go to residential schools. They leave home. They live in cold and dirty buildings. This happens in the 19th and 20th centuries. More than 150,000 indigenous children stay in these schools.

Reports say that more than 6,000 children die there. People find the graves of these children recently.

July 1 is a special day in Canada. Three British colonies get together in 1867. People in Canada celebrate this day every year.

People protest this year. They are angry. People damage the statues of Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. They are important persons in British history in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Difficult words: indigenous (people who live in a place before other people live there), residential school (a school for indigenous children in Canada where children stay away from their families), grave (a hole in the ground for a dead person), damage (to break).

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