Voices from the Past. Lest We Forget

The Bloodied Face of Democracy: Radio Beijing Audio from the Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 3, 1989. Audio recorded by G. Jack Urso on June 3, 1989 via satellite news feed.

Urso wrote:

“I recorded the audio you are listening to on the evening of June 3, 1989. At the time, the announcer’s name was not reported. 12 years later, with the assistance of a former report for Radio Beijing, who was present at the Tiananmen Square Massacre, I discovered the announcer’s name iw Yuan Neng and he was transferred from his job for broadcasting this report.

The script was by the then head of Radio Beijing’s news service, Wu Xiaoyong, whose father at the time was a high-ranking government official. After the broadcast, Xiaoyong was put under house arrest for two to three years and later moved to Hong Kong.”

Chinese translation of the broadcast script posted by M Wei on YouTube:

这里是北京广播电台,请记住1989年六月的第三日。

今天最悲壮的事件在中国首都北京发生。数以千计的无辜平民被全副­武装强行进入这座城市的士兵杀害。

其中遇难的有我们在北京广播电台的同事。

乘坐装甲车的士兵们用机关枪对付数以千计的试图阻止他们前进的当­地居民和学生。

攻入城市的装甲车队继续不分青红皂白地向街上的民众扫射子弹。

目击者说,一些装甲车甚至碾压那些在抵抗平民面前犹豫的士兵。

北京广播电台英语部深深地哀悼那些死于这一悲惨事件的人们,并敦­促所有听众和我们一起抗议这场最恶心的侵犯人权和对人民最野蛮的­镇压行为。

由于北京城的异常情况,我们有没有其他的消息报道。我们恳请您的­理解并感谢您在这最悲壮的时刻和我们在一起。

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