Monday, October 13, 2014

Exploration 4 Alex Thompson

Part 1

     On June 4th, 1984 the Chinese Government unleashed a savage act against peaceful protesting students. Students were protesting for a reformation in China for a new Democratic government. The military responded by releasing soldiers and military personnel into the crowd. Doctors had said that every room in the hospital was covered with blood. This shows you the brutality and extent of the military forces on the crowd. The most important to remember is not only the event itself but the fact that the government tried to cover it up and erase it from history. They took it out of books and also took it offline in China and wherever else their powers existed. 

Part 2

Thousands of students from local colleges and universities march to Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on May 4, 1989, to demonstrate for government reform. This photo shows how many students were standing for their cause and willing to die for their cause.
A student displays a banner with one of the slogans chanted by the crowd of some 200,000 pouring into Tiananmen Square, on April 22, 1989 in Beijing. They were attempting to participate in the funeral ceremony of former Chinese Communist Party leader and liberal reformer Hu Yaobang, during an unauthorized demonstration to mourn his death. His death in April triggered an unprecedented wave of pro-democracy demonstrations.

Enthusiastic demonstrators are cheered by bystanders as they arrive at Tiananmen Square to show support for the student hunger strike, on May 18, 1989. People were proud to stand and be apart of this peaceful protest. They cheer and push other people that are making a huge event of this.

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