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Remembering June 4th, 30 years later

Three unidentified men in front of approaching tanks in Tiananmen Square, China

On June 4th 1989, the Chinese military carried out a brutal crackdown on student-led demonstrations calling for democratic reforms which led to estimated deaths of between hundreds and thousands of people.

A row of tanks on the street in Tiananmen Square, China

There are no references to the 1989 Democracy Movement in any history textbooks and most university students in China have never heard of it.

Soliders walking alongside a wall of fire

To this day, June 4 remains a highly controversial event that is widely censored in China.

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