Remembering Tiananmen 30 Years After
Remembering Tiananmen 30 Years After by Daniel Arrhakis (2019)
Six days after the death of Hu Yaobang, the deposed reform-minded leader of the Chinese Communist Party, some 100,000 students gather at Beijing's Tiananmen Square to commemorate Hu and voice their discontent with China's authoritative communist government.
In 1989, after several weeks of demonstrations, Chinese troops entered Tiananmen Square on June 4 and fired on civilians. Estimates of the death toll range from several hundred to thousands. It has been estimated that as many as 10,000 people were arrested during and after the protests.
The Image of the "Tank Man" (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force.
He is still today the symbol of freedom and courage of the Chinese people against a totalitarian regime.
Heroes are never forgotten of the memory of peoples, they will live forever in their hearts and in the legends that are told in the passing of generations!
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