Speed Reading — Black Lives Matter - Level 1 — 200 wpm 

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Black Lives Matter protests have spread after the death of George Floyd. Protestors marched in cities worldwide. They held "Black Lives Matter" signs. They wore T-shirts with slogans like "I can't breathe" and "Silence is violence". Canada's Prime Minister joined an anti-racism demonstration. He took the knee with thousands of other people. Similar protests have taken place in Australia, Mexico, Korea, Norway and many other countries in support of equality.

Protestors explained why they joined the marches. A teacher said: "I have come down in support of black people who have been ill-treated for many, many, many, many, years. It is time for change." An IT specialist said: "We are all human beings. There should be fairness for all of us." She added that all lives matter. Another marcher said we needed to talk about race, "if we want to finally create a kind of society where black bodies are treated equally".

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