What Happened in Tiananmen Square?

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It’s been 26 years since the protests at Tiananmen Square, so we wanted to revisit the events that led up to the protests and the iconic photo of ‘tank man’.

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25 photos from the bloody 1989 protests that China wants you to forget
http://www.businessinsider.com/tiananmen-square-photos-26th-anniversary-2015-6?op=1 (Business Insider)
“This Thursday, June 4, marks the 26th anniversary of the pro-democracy student protests that led to bloodshed in China’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.”

Tiananmen Square 25 years on: ‘Every person in the crowd was a victim of the massacre’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/01/tiananmen-square-25-years-every-person-victim-massacre (The Guardian)
“On 4 June 1989, when the Chinese Communist party (CCP) sent 200,000 soldiers in armoured tanks to suppress the peaceful pro-democracy protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square…”

Hong Kong: the river of democracy will flow to Tiananmen Square
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/03/hong-kong-protests-tiananmen-chinese-democracy (The Guardian)
“These riveting scenes have filled me with profound admiration for the courage of the protesters, and renewed hope for democracy in both Hong Kong and mainland China.”

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