Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tiananmen Square - 1989 revisited - part 6

The sixth part in a PBS piece published in 2001 by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link:

April 27

The editorial sets off more demonstrations in other cities. In Tiananmen Square the ranks of protestors now include a cross-section of society. "In Beijing one in 10 of the population was joining in … all of the old people, all the little children, so it was massive," explains
Jan Wong, a foreign journalist in Beijing at the time. "You had doctors and nurses and scientists and army people demonstrating. The Chinese navy was demonstrating, and I thought, 'This is extraordinary because who's left? It's just the top leaders who aren't out there.'"

June 5

Tim White

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