And here is a view from the other side -- one of the soldiers told to clear the square, even if it meant firing into the crowd.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tiananmen Square -- Twenty Years on
The massacre of students at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 is all but forgotten. Goes to show that if you give people enough to eat and a comfortable life, they won't worry about all these pesky revolutionary ideas like freedom of speech, democracy and all mumbo jumbo. Indifference is the word here. At the Chronicle Review, a walk through the last twenty years since Tiananmen happened.