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Tiananmen Square: Massacre Crushes Chinas Democracy Movement Andrew Langley

Tiananmen Square: Massacre Crushes Chinas Democracy Movement

Andrew Langley

Published January 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780756541019
Hardcover
96 pages
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Pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 in Beijing s mammoth Tiananmen Square led to a violent crackdown by the Chinese army that killed perhaps several hundred people and shocked the world. Hardly anyone thought the government would treat its ownMorePro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 in Beijing s mammoth Tiananmen Square led to a violent crackdown by the Chinese army that killed perhaps several hundred people and shocked the world. Hardly anyone thought the government would treat its own citizens so harshly. The suppression was followed by attempts to seize and punish people connected with the protests, especially the student organizers. Some were executed, and others were still being held almost 20 years later, as China hosted the 2008 Olympic Games.