Statue of Karl Marx – level 3

11-05-2018 07:00

In Karl Marx’s hometown of Trier, Germany, people unveiled a huge statue of Communism’s co-founder. China gifted the statue to the town, and the statue’s sculptor said that this statue is a ‘bridge of friendship’ between the two countries.

Protesters and supporters came to the town in response to the statue. East Germans lived under Communism for 55 years after World War Two ended. Critics said that China has a poor human rights record.

Difficult words: Communism (a government where the public owns everything and each person gets money according to his abilities and needs), human rights record (how a country has been treating its people).

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