Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square

Tianenmen Square

Large, 100 acre square in Bejing, China that was the site of protests in the Spring and Summer of 1989. It is also contains one of the entrances to the "Forbidden City"

1989

April

The First Demonstration

What started as another small protest of around 160 students, protesters begin a hunger strike. The number gradually grows into over 10,500 protesters. Li Peng meets with student leaders. The chinese then begin to bring in troops from around the country.

Heavily Armed People's Liberation of China Soilders arrive on the boundrys of the downtown area around noon. Loudspeakers then give warnings to the civilians to stay off the streets, and especially Tianenmen Square, for the troops moved in at 6:30 p.m.

The number of casualties was gruesome. 241 protesters/students were killed. Over 7,000 were wounded, but many people believe that is an estimate. 3 protesters/students went missing.

The troops from around China reach the boundry of the at 1 a.m. At 4:30 a.m. soilders open fire.

"Tank Man"A lone, brave protester, known as "Tank Man", stood out in front of 4 moving tanks to keep them from moving further into the square. (See Picture Above)

Small protest on Democracy and other reforms during the visit of Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev (See Above) to Chinese Leader Li Peng.

May

The Hunger Strike

June 3

The Troops Are Coming!The Troops Are Coming!

June 4 - 5

June 6

The Day Has Come.

The Aftermath


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