Tiananmen Square

 

A Picture that forever inspires….

The Unknown Rebel – This famous photo, taken by photographer Jeff Widener depicts an unknown man trying to stop the PLA’s advancing

19 Years ago today, on June 4, 1989 hundreds of civilians were shot dead by China’s People’s Liberation Army during a bloody military operation in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Students and workers who were  part of a growing pro-democracy movement, had been gathering there continuously for weeks. The resulting military crackdown on the protesters by the Chinese government left many civilians dead or injured. The reported tolls ranged from 200–300 (Chinese government figures), to 300–800 (According to a New York Times article), and to 2,000–3,000 (Chinese student associations and Chinese Red Cross)

Many more were arrested , “disappeared” and/or otherwise remain unaccounted for.

The struggle continues.

 

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