Tiananmen Square Protests – level 1

10-06-2019 15:00

Tiananmen Square is in Beijing in China. In 1989, some people protest there. They want democracy and human rights. The Chinese government does not want these protests. They attack the people. Many people die.

Now it is 30 years after these events. Some people talk about the Tiananmen Square protests. One man from the Chinese government says that attacking the people was good.

One man from the American government says that the protesters were heroes. He says that China does not respect human rights.

Difficult words: human rights (the idea that all people are free and that it is not OK to kill people, for example), government (the ‘bosses’ of a country), was, were (past of ‘is’ and ‘are’).

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