Shootings in USA – level 2

22-08-2019 07:00

Recent mass shootings in the USA made countries and organizations send out warnings about the country.

Venezuela and Uruguay were among the first. They warned of racism and discrimination. Japan called the USA a “gun society” and it said that there could be a gunfire incident anywhere in the USA.

Amnesty International, a human rights organization, sent out its first-ever travel advisory. It tells people to be careful when they travel anywhere in the US. It asks them to stay out of places with many people like churches and malls.

Canada, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Britain were other countries to send out some kind of warning. New Zealand has had an advisory since last year.

Difficult words: discrimination (being unfriendly or aggressive towards people who are different in some way), human rights (the idea that every person is for example free to move, to say what they think, etc.), advisory (an official document which advises people – tells them what is good to do or warns them).

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