Wang Dan writes on 25 May 2010:
21 years ago today: anti-Martial Law had now become the focus of the Movement. Several hundreds of thousands of protestors once again took to the streets in the afternoon to show solidarity. At Beijing University, I delivered “an urgent appeal from the Square”, and proposed “the organising of four teams, each 200 people, to take turns and attend to a two-day shift at the Square”. That afternoon, Li Peng held a reception for Ambassadors from Nigeria and two other countries. This was a public demonstration that the conservative faction had emerged as the winner in the internal power struggle.