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The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre
The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre
The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre
The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre
The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre
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The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre

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Pictures of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre

Pictures of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre

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  1. The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre In Pictures
  2. Page 1 of 6 Chinese students march peacefully to Tiananmen Square on May 4, 1989, to protest government corruption, authoritarian- ism, and lack of econom- ic opportunities. One of their manifestos would read: "The nation is in crisis -- beset by rampant inflation, illegal dealing by profiteering officials, abuses of power, corrupt bureaucrats, the flight of good people to other countries and deteriora- tion of law and order. Compatriots, fellow coun- trymen who cherish mo- rality, please hear our voices!” The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre, China elegantbrain.com
  3. Page 2 of 6 In Tiananmen Square, a huge pub- lic square in Beijing, students build the “Goddess of Democ- racy” statue during the Tiananmen Pro- tests in 1989; mod- eled by them after the “Statue of Liber- ty” in the U.S.
  4. Page 3 of 6 The “Goddess of Democracy” completed
  5. Page 4 of 6 A protestor, Chai Ling, addressing fellow students. Wang Dan, one of the leading protestors, reads from a prepared document to journalists.
  6. Page 5 of 6 The Chinese government’s characteristic response to the protests: the 3-4 June military crackdown on the protestors; thousands die, and many are arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and executed.
  7. Page 6 of 6 One of the incidents of that would come to symbolize the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, a lone anonymous man stops a column of tanks by standing in their path. The Western media would come to refer to him as the “Tank Man.”

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