Swimming for Human Rights – level 2

16-05-2017 15:00

Twelve swimmers swam about 10 kilometres across the border of the US to Mexico. They did it to support human rights and to show their solidarity with the world. The athletes swam from Imperial Beach in California to Mexico. A hundred schoolchildren met them and cheered when they got to their destination.

The event organiser said that the swim was not a protest. She said that it was a swim for human rights, a way to bring attention to people’s trouble, and to show that every life is important.

Difficult words: human rights (the belief that everybody is free), solidarity (if you show solidarity, you show that you see someone’s problems and that you are sorry), to bring attention to something (let people know about something).

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