Chinese troops invade Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The Chinese government’s brutal aggression against the protesters shocked the West and prompted accusations and sanctions from the United States.

In May 1989, nearly a million Chinese, mainly young students, gathered in central Beijing to protest against greater democracy and call for the resignation of Chinese Communist Party leaders who were deemed too repressive. For nearly three weeks, the demonstrators maintained daily vigils and marched and chanted. Western journalists have captured much of the drama for television and newspaper audiences in the United States and Europe.

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