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23-Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – 1989, Beijing China – POSTSCRIPT

Written by Diane Gatterdam The Students of Tiananmen Square 1989 who stood in the face of death for the Human Rights of all Chinese people will always soar high. Their mission lives on until China is free… Two days after … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 5th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday June 5th 1989, as a column of tanks rumbled eastward down Chan’an Avenue, several Western Cameramen in the Beijing Hotel captured what was to be the most enduring image … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 4th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam * (Note-There are very graphic images in this post) Twenty three years ago on this day Sunday June 4th 1989, “We are now completely surrounded” said Li Lu, “The army was advancing from three directions. Students … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 3nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam (This post covers June 3rd 1989 from early morning-3:00 AM to Midnight) Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday June 3nd 1989, early morning at 3:00 am students on bicycles started streaming into the square from … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 1st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday June 1st 1989, every member of the Politburo received a copy of a report entitled “The True Nature of the Turmoil.” Ordered by Li Peng, the report had been … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 30th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Tuesday May 30th 1989, as the sun rose over Tiananmen Square, there she was, a beautiful white foam and plaster Goddess 37 feet high, shrouded in scaffolding, one arm held … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 27th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday May 27th 1989, a summit meeting of movement leaders and intellectuals was held outside the Square. Chai Ling finally relented and agreed that the student’s cause would be best … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 24th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 24th 1989, at 1:30 100,000 students lead by Chai Ling took a pledge in front of the Monument. The oath went as follows: “To promote the motherland’s democratization, … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 22nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday May 22nd 1989, the waiting game between the students and the government dragged on and the morale of the students started to plummet, and a growing number of students … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 21st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday May 21st 1989, it was clear that most of the troops had been prevented from reaching the heart of Beijing and this news gave a great sense of euphoria … Continue reading

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