[Surfnetkids 09 Jun 2010] Tiananmen Square Massacre

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#2. Tiananmen Square Massacre

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After the death of pro-democracy Chinese official Hu Yaobang on April 15, 1989, mourners gathered at Tiananmen Square in Beijing by the thousands. Weeks passed and the crowd grew larger, filled with students and intellectuals demanding democratic reforms. On June 4, the People’s Liberation Army tanks cleared the Square, and hundreds of causalities and injuries ensued.

BBC On This Day: 1989 Massacre in Tiananmen Square
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This one page BBC news article about the Tiananmen Square events of June 4, 1989 includes a video news report and links to a China country profile. In addition to the news report, there is a sidebar analyzing the event. “The demonstrations in Tiananmen Square have been described as the greatest challenge to the communist state in China since the 1949 revolution.”

The Epoch Times: Twentieth Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
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For the 2009 twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, independent news site The Epoch Times created a special edition with dozens of articles analyzing the event. Of particular note is “China Briefs: Remembering Tiananmen” with news stories from around the world, and several photo galleries. The first of these galleries includes several disturbing pictures, but does include a warning at the top of the page.

New York Times: Tiananmen Square
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“In the early hours of June 4, as the world watched in horror, the tanks of the People’s Liberation Army rolled toward Tiananmen Square and troops fired on the crowds, killing hundreds and wounding thousands.” This New York Times section is a collection of reporting from both 2009 (the twentieth anniversary) and 1989. Notable clicks include the lead article by Nicholas D. Kristof, which provides an excellent background on the death of Hu Yaobang, a precursor to the protests that lead up to the Tiananmen Square tragedy, and the blog entry “Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen.”

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