Wang Dan writes on 24 May 2010:
21 years ago today: At ten o’clock in the morning, a “Command for the Defending of Tiananmen Square” was formally established. Over 100,000 students participated in a pledge rally. Chai Ling, as the Commander in Chief, led the participants to take an oath to “protect Tiananmen Square with their lives”. Meanwhile, an announcement was made for the inauguration of the “Federation of all Social Sectors in the Capital” and I became the convenor. I made a declaration on behalf of the Federation to launch a Decisive Battle between Light and Darkness.