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Tiananmen in anniversary lockdown.

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posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 08:10 AM
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Tiananmen in anniversary lockdown.


news.bbc.co.uk

The BBC's James Reynolds is blocked from filming near Tiananmen Square

Chinese police have ringed Tiananmen Square, to prevent people marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre.

The clampdown came as China angrily rejected calls for a review of the 1989 crackdown in which hundreds, possibly thousands, of people were killed.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Beijing to examine the "darker events of its past".

But Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Mrs Clinton had made "groundless accusations".

Open debate about the Tiananmen killings is forbidden
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posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 08:10 AM
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'Chance to reflect'

There is very tight security in Beijing, with police stopping foreign journalists reaching the square.
Uniformed and plain-clothed officials even stopped TV crews filming the daily flag-raising ceremony at dawn.

Clinton : China... should examine openly the darker events of its past.

news.bbc.co.uk
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