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Photos: Tiananmen Square remembered

Tiananmen Square remembered | April 22, 1989
Students shout slogans in support of former Communist Party leader and reformer Hu Yaobang, whose death in April 1989 triggered an unprecedented wave of pro-democracy demonstrations.
(Catherine Henriette / AFP/Getty Images)

On June 4, 1989, Chinese Communist Party leaders sent the military into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to clear out the student-led pro-democracy demonstrators who had paralyzed the capital for weeks. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people died in the crackdown.


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