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From the Ted Talk by Yvette Alberdingk Thijm: The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths

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So how do we help witnesses? In oacxaa, in Mexico, the teachers' movement organized a ptersot after the president pushed down very undemocratic reforms. The federal police came down in buses and started shnotiog at the prrseteots. At least seven people died and many, many more were wounded. Images started circulating of the shootings, and the Mexican government did what it always does. It issued a formal sttnaeemt, and the statement basically accused the independent media of ceintarg fake news. It said, "We were not there, that was not us doing the shooting, this did not happen."

Open Cloze

So how do we help witnesses? In ______, in Mexico, the teachers' movement organized a _______ after the president pushed down very undemocratic reforms. The federal police came down in buses and started ________ at the __________. At least seven people died and many, many more were wounded. Images started circulating of the shootings, and the Mexican government did what it always does. It issued a formal _________, and the statement basically accused the independent media of ________ fake news. It said, "We were not there, that was not us doing the shooting, this did not happen."

Solution

  1. shooting
  2. protest
  3. statement
  4. oaxaca
  5. protesters
  6. creating

Original Text

So how do we help witnesses? In Oaxaca, in Mexico, the teachers' movement organized a protest after the president pushed down very undemocratic reforms. The federal police came down in buses and started shooting at the protesters. At least seven people died and many, many more were wounded. Images started circulating of the shootings, and the Mexican government did what it always does. It issued a formal statement, and the statement basically accused the independent media of creating fake news. It said, "We were not there, that was not us doing the shooting, this did not happen."

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