The Tiananmen Square Massacre : An Important Time For A Giant Protest Against A Communist Government

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The Tiananmen Square massacre is an important time in history for a giant protest against a communist government. The Tiananmen Square massacre may be barred from the web pages in China, but the event that happened in June 4th 1989 is widely known across the world. The Tiananmen Square massacre was a result of a prodemocracy movement by the Chinese citizens that wanted more freedom than what they currently were given by China’s policies. Many students of the country and civil workers wanted reform and a change in the government’s communist leadership, but demonstrations led to thousands of deaths of the rioters and arrests for the student leaders who were responsible for the organization of the protests. The students who participated in the event had gained sympathy and support all around the country which ultimately led the government to use brute force by sending troops and a tank that would injure unarmed students and citizens. The Tiananmen Square is originally a public plaza in Beijing, the capitol of China. Prior to the events of The Tiananmen Square massacre it was the site of student protests since the 1919 May Fourth Movement. A major cause for the protest at Tiananmen Square was to mourn the death of Hu Yaobang in April which led to the unrest of student protests and ideas of upheaving the current government. Hu Yaobang was sympathetic towards the student’s demonstrations for prodemocracy and his death sparked student leaders will to protest against the…

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