Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tiananmen Square Crackdown & June 4, 1989 Beijing Massacre: It was 24 years ago today

In memory of those who stood up for their rights, lost their lives and for those still unjustly imprisoned today in China.

24 years ago in June of 1989 in China the Goddess of Democracy stared down Mao in Tiananmen Square and in the aftermath of the Beijing Massacre one man stared down a row of tanks in defiance. These acts of defiance, resistance and freedom will never be forgotten. Nor the price they paid.

BBC News - June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Tankman is a documentary that explores what happened on June 4, 1989 in China and the aftermath.

Twenty four years later in Hong Kong thousands gather to remember the victims. The chants at the end are "Vindicate June 4th!" and "Never give up!" June 4, 2013: Hong Kong, China

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