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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 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 – May 25th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 25th 1989, the Autonomous Federation of Students sent 5 teams of students to various places around the country to network, the first headed by Wu’er Kaixi, had already … Continue reading

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

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Tuesday May 23nd 1989, the State Security Ministry reported on the situation in the Square, stating that only about 10,000 students were still sitting in, a majority of them from … 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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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 20th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday May 20th 1989, it was a hot, sultry day, and the day that Beijing was placed under martial law. All forms of public protest would be banned, all journalist … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 19th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-one years ago on this day Friday May 19th 1989, at 4:00 am in the morning, Zhao Ziyang, who for so many years had faithfully followed the dictates of the Party decided to break Party discipline, … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 18th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Li Peng vs Wu’er Kaixi! (I believe that Kaixi wins by a long shot!) Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 18th 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev leaves Beijing and with his exit went the protection the … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 16th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Tuesday May 16th 1989, Deng Xiaoping met with Gorbachev inside the Great Hall of the People bringing the long-sought normalization of Sino-Soviet relations. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people from … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 14th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday May 14th 1989, it was a beautiful Sunny Sunday, and word of the students’ hunger strike spread like wildfire throughout Beijing. About 300,000 curious onlookers were arriving from every … Continue reading

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