Friday, June 12, 2009

Tiananmen Square - 1989 revisited - part 22

The 22nd part in a PBS piece published in 2001 by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link:

June 4 (2 of 4)

Later that morning, some people -- believed to be the parents of the student protestors -- try to re-enter Tiananmen Square via Chang'an Boulevard. The soldiers order them to leave, and when they don't, open fire, taking down dozens of people at a time. According to eyewitness accounts, the citizens seem not to believe the army is firing on them with real ammunition.

Tim White

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