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China Censors: The Tiananmen Square Anniversary today 20 years

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posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 11:58 PM
Its 20 years since Tianamen Square occured.

We look back at this extraordinary event, where thousands of Chinese assembled calling for change and instead were met with a forceful responce. The confrontation is one of the most powerful of the 20th century.

The younger generations in China are oblivious to what happened. Most young poeple, including current University Students have no idea of the pro-democarcy and call to end communist corruption movement that took place. When shown the haunting image of the lone man standing down the tank, they ask if they are watching an Amercian Movie.

Please remember those that can't be remembered by their own.

Chinese authorities have instituted censoring measures to block access to several internet sites and services in anticipation of Thursday’s 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest and massacre. The censoring began at 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday as access to sites was blocked, though users could still reportedly reach some of them through proxies, VPNs and third-party desktop clients.

The blocked sites include Twitter, Flickr and Microsoft’s Hotmail, according to the Telegraph. FoxNews added The Huffington Post, Life Journal and the MSN Spaces blogging tool to the list. BBC viewers in China also saw their screens black out when the news service broadcast stories about the anniversary, and foreign news crews have been barred from filming in the square. Readers of the Financial Times and Economist magazine found stories about Tiananmen ripped from their pages. Authorities also plan to begin cracking down on unapproved internet cafes, according to reports from state media.

Thanks to GAUTO789 for full article, and Shrodingers Dog for the reminder.

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 01:03 AM
Let's Not Forget

For my yellow rose.

Well the Chinese can pretend Tienanmen square never happened, but we know. We know there are those that want freedom, we know there are those that were willing to put their lives on the line for that freedom.

There will always be those that desire and demand freedom. The brave will sacrifice their lives for that freedom and become heroes.

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Shes the one in fifty million that can help us to be free, cause she died on tv.

[edit on 6/7/2009 by whatukno]

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 04:54 AM
reply to post by whatukno

Thanks for replying Wukky

I find it incredible on a site that is so concerned with freedom and denying censorship and abuse of power, that not many have interest in a documented and proven actual conspiracy to contain freedom, peverse history and deny knowledge.

And all this is taking place in one of the most densely populated and economically powerful countries in the world.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 09:19 AM
That's because it's not a traditional conspiracy THEORY, it's a plain old fashioned human rights violation.

The Chinese have worked very hard to eliminate any history of what happened. But some information has been leaked to the public over time.

part 1 of 5 history channel program

BBC Journalist stoped by police with umbrellas

During this anniversary the police were using umbrellas to block foreign journalists shots of the square.

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