The Des Moines Register

Tuesday, December 4th

Tiananmen Terror!

This artical is in rememberence of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Brave high school and college students gathered in Tiananmen Square (Bejing, China) where they mourned the death and demanded a public funeral for Hu Yaobang. Hu was a fomer congressman who demanded more democracy in China. The students also wanted more democracy. China was a communist country (the leader at this time was Deng Xiaoping) so the government did not want this. They decided to send in soliders to push back the protesters. Unfortunetly for the government, it didn't help and things stated to get ugly. Guns were fired, and an unknown number of protesters were killed. We should respect these young students who were willing to risk their lives for freedom.