Protests Around the World – level 2

10-06-2020 07:00

People around the world are protesting against racism and police abuse. The protests started in the US last week, after police killed a black man.

In Paris, France, 20,000 people supported US protesters. French people remembered the death of a black man who died in 2016 after police arrested him. Protesters in Australia say that officials did not investigate the death of more than 400 native Australians by police. Thousands of people protested in the UK and in South Africa. Protesters said that minorities did not have the same rights and freedom as other people.

Experts say that there is a lot of racism in the US. However, racism exists in many countries in the world. The death of the black man in the US made minorities around the world upset and angry.

Difficult words: racism (when someone does not like someone else because he has different skin color or looks different in some way), police abuse (when police behave badly towards some people), minority (a smaller group in society that is different from the rest; for example, people with a different skin color or religion).

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