The Confederate flag in South Carolina – level 2
The Confederate battle flag is a very controversial banner in South Carolina, USA. For some, it is a symbol of their heritage and history. For others, it is simply a symbol of racism.
The flag has flown above the statehouse for 50 years, but it now people will remove it. Why? People started talking about the flag last month after a man killed nine black people at a church. The 21-year-old killer was waving that flag.
Difficult words: controversial (when something is controversial, many people talk about it), banner (flag), heritage (traditional beliefs, values and customs), statehouse (the building where people who make laws in a US state do their work).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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