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Twenty years after the massacre of pro-democracy activists, Chinese authorities flooded Tiananmen Square with security forces this week to ensure that there were no protests and no commemorations. Visitors were searched at checkpoints, foreign television crews were turned away and certain Internet sites were also blocked.
Despite the country’s stunning economic growth over the past two decades, Beijing’s autocrats are clearly still afraid of their own people. In the months before the anniversary, they intensified a crackdown on human rights activists, including mothers of Tiananmen Square victims.
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Remember 1989,June 4 - About 100,000 studens and workers were protesting for the freedom and democracy at the Beijing Tienanmen square. 2500 people died according to the Chinese red cross, and 7,000-10,000 people injured. After that, the US and EU announced for arms embargo on China. To today, searching information about this incident is restricted in China. This video dedicates to the growing up generations who can use it as a reference to the learning of their histories
On June 4, 1989 Chinese tanks rolled into the center of Beijing, crushing the country's pro-democracy movement and killing scores of protesters. Twenty years later, former student leaders and Chinese immigrants gathered in Washington D.C. to mark the occasion. Many have not lost hope that democratic reform will one day come to China.