The Tiananmen Square Movement
Written by Cassidy Ward
A Bit to Know About the Landmark Itself...
Tiananmen Square is located right outside of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Common people did not used to to be allowed in this city. The square is filled with multiple communist landmarks to exemplify China's government legitimacy. The name is derived from its gate way of heavenly peace.
The Start of It All - April 15, 1989
The Protests Began!
Students Taking a Stand - April 1989
Nearly a million people protested and these people consisted of workers, journalists, intellectuals, and civil servants alongside the students. At the protest in the square, some students when on hunger strikes to get their point across.
What Did the Government Do? - June 3-4, 1989
This decision resulted in hundreds of casualties and many hurt or detained. After the forceful restraints, China's government acted as if this event never happened, brainwashing the population of any memory of the protests by treating it as insignificant. They now refer to this protest and massacre as "The June Fourth Incident".