Protests Around the World – level 3
The death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by police last week, sparked protests around the globe. Thousands of people worldwide are protesting against racism and police abuse in their home countries.
In Paris, France, 20,000 people showed support to US protesters, and they denounced the 2016 death of a black man in French police custody. In Australia, Floyd´s death has renewed calls to investigate police brutality against indigenous Australians. Thousands of people demonstrated in London, UK, and in Cape Town, the capital of South Africa.
The video of the incident with George Floyd made minorities across the globe angry and upset because minorities feel increasingly oppressed. Experts say that the US is a place where people can see the reality of racism, and that what is happening in the US is only a more extreme version of what is happening around the world.
Difficult words: denounce (to say publicly that something is wrong or evil), indigenous (originating in a place or country), minority (a smaller group within a large group of people that is different from the larger group in some way), oppressed (when someone is treated cruelly, and he does not have the same opportunities and benefits as others).
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