Publié par : P-E | juin 4, 2014

The Morning of June 4th and Its Long and Insidious Shadow (1)

China Change

By Fang Zheng, published: June 3, 2014

4:30 am at the Martyr's Monument on June 4th, 1989. Students shouted to soldiers who had arrived with guns, "Unite! We do not shun sacrifices! Unite! We are not afraid of shedding blood!" 4:30 am at the Martyr’s Monument on June 4th, 1989. Students shouted to soldiers who had arrived with guns, « Unite! We do not shun sacrifices! Unite! We are not afraid of shedding blood! »

The Morning  in Liubukou

In the spring of 1989, I was a college senior in Beijing Sports College, and one of the tens of thousands of students who took part in the Tian’anmen democracy movement. I was in the Square most of those days.  I marched, participated in sit-ins, helped the rescue effort when students went on a hunger strike – there were 3,000 of them.  They began to collapse. And, after May 19 when Martial Law was announced, I was part of the student patrol to protect the square.

During the days leading up to June 4th, the atmosphere was getting steadily grimmer. The announcement broadcast to…

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