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Tiananmen 1989

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  • 1. Tiananmen Square, China, 1989
    • Beijing University student leader argues with a policeman about the students' right to march. They are told not to march when emerging from their campus in Beijing, China, on April 27, 1989. Students from more than forty universities march to Tiananmen Square in protest of a newspaper article despite warnings of violent suppression.
  • 2. Tiananmen Square
    • Beijing University student leader argues with a policeman about the students' right to march. They are told not to march when emerging from their campus in Beijing, China, on April 27, 1989. Students from more than forty universities march to Tiananmen Square in protest of a newspaper article despite warnings of violent suppression.
  • 3.
    • Calling for freedom and democracy, demonstrating students surround policemen near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Thursday afternoon on May 4, 1989. Approximately 100,000 students and workers marched toward the square demanding democratic reforms.
  • 4.
    • The bodies of dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing's Tiananmen Square early June 4, 1989. Tanks and soldiers stormed the area overnight, bringing a violent end to student demonstrations for democratic reform in China.
  • 5.
    • A rickshaw driver fiercely peddles the wounded people, with the help of bystanders, to a nearby hospital Sunday, June 4, 1989. PLA soldiers again fired hundreds of rounds towards angry crowds gathered outside Tiananmen Square at noon.
  • 6.
    • soldiers locked in arms try to march past a human blockade of students outside of the Great Hall of People in this June 3, 1989 photo. Soldiers were reported to resort to teargas and gunfire.
  • 7.
    • Beijing residents ask soldiers what they were going to do with the machine gun on their dashboard as they surround and stop a carload of Chinese soldiers on their way towards Tiananmen Square.
  • 8.
    • A Chinese man wearing a T-shirt with protest slogans is tackled by a military policeman after he threw leaflets that said the government was corrupt (dirty).
  • 9.
    • A student protester puts baracades in the way of a burning armored tank that rammed through student lines during an army attack on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square.
  • 10.
    • A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to the recent violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way.
  • 11.
    • Liu Gang, a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement who served a six-year prison sentence in northeast China, has fled to the United States because constant police harassment in China.
  • 12. Web Bibliography
    • http://cryptome.cn/tk/tiananmen-kill.htm
    • http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB16/documents/index.html