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June 4th, 2006

Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Tiananmen Square in 1989.

17 years ago this was the news:

1989: Massacre in Tiananmen Square
Several hundred civilians have been shot dead by the Chinese army during a bloody military operation to crush a democratic uprising in Peking’s (Beijing) Tiananmen Square.

How did China government celebrate this sad anniversary? By arresting protestors and largely ignoring it:

China marks Tiananmen Square anniversary

I was a girl when this happened. Sitting in front of the tv I remember seeing pictures of the man in front of the tanks and not knowing what it all meant. It wasn’t until I was in college that I learned the significance.

For more on Tiananmen Square see the Wikipedia entry Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

Posted by Vixen as News at 11:27 PM CDT

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