Protesters in China Remember Tiananmen Massacre After 17 Years

Gruesome 1989 coverage of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China,
Reuters Video HERE.

And, like the students 17 years earlier who were massacred in Tiananmen Square by government forces, today’s protesters are still hoping for democratic reform in China.

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators stage a protest march, to mark the 17th anniversary of the army crackdown on student-led demonstrations for democracy centred on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, in Hong Kong May 28, 2006. The words on the banners reads ‘Peaceful demonstrations against June 4th’. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)

The US is urging China to re-evaluate its actions on the 17th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

The highest ranking official of the Catholic Church in China is criticizing the communist government and urging a full review of the killings 17 years ago.


Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park June 4, 2006, marking the 17th anniversary of the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Chinese characters on the placard read ‘Pride of the Chinese rehabilitated June 4th’. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)


Thousands of protesters take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 17th anniversary of the military crackdown on pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, June 4 2006. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)

Publius Pundit has more on the anniversary of this massacre.

Global Voices has a roundup of blogger reaction today.

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