The protest at tiananmen square

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While somestudents marched on the streets of Beijing on May 4 to commemorate the May Fourth Movement and repeat demands from earlier marches, many students were satisfied with the government's concessions.

He begins his now-famous speech by saying: "Students, we came too late.

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I thought there were around young people. As we went down the side of the Square, we saw soldiers with large plastic bags. Leaders worldwide, including Gorbachev, condemned the military action and, less than a month later, the United States Congress voted to impose economic sanctions against China, citing human rights violations.

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On April 29, State Council spokesman Yuan Mu met with appointed representatives of government-sanctioned student associations. During the Japanese occupation, some 20 million Chinese were killed.

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During the Japanese occupation, some 20 million Chinese were killed. On the evening of June 4, violence erupted in the square as unarmed demonstrators were confronted by the Chinese military. Communist Party chief, Zhao Ziyang, a liberal, tried to mitigate the damage by indicating his willingness to hold a dialogue with the students in a speech on 4 May. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Erected in just four days, the statue was unveiled in front of the Monument to the People's Heroes. In the speeches, Zhao said that the student's concerns about corruption were legitimate, and that the student movement was patriotic in nature. In the current climate, decades after the Tiananmen Square massacre, there seem to be even fewer opportunities for people to speak out and enact change. In Wuhan, university students organized protests against the provincial government. His shirt reads,"We want freedom of newspapers, freedom of associations, also to support the 'World Economic Herald', and support those just journalists. Martial law declared Party leaders visited the student protests on 19 May. Hide Caption 2 of 19 Photos: Tiananmen Square crackdown Tiananmen sit in — Student hunger strikers camp out on top of buses parked at Tiananmen Square. Hide Caption 13 of 19 Photos: Tiananmen Square crackdown Crackdown — On the night of June 3 and into the early hours of June 4, armed troops and tanks moved in on students and other civilians in the areas around Tiananmen Square, opening fire on the crowds. Chaos, hope, change: stories from 70 years of the People's Republic of China Read more How did the authorities respond?

On the evening of April 21, somestudents marched on Tiananmen Square, ignoring orders from Beijing municipal authorities that the Square was to be closed off for the funeral.

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