|The soldiers and students were roughly the same age. The PLA were even doubted by their superiors |
because they were thought to be in favor of the protests. This fueled their aggression to prove
that they were not involved and they did whatever they had to do to whoever got in their way of clearing the protests.
Here, you see students being manhandled by soldiers and dragged off. The protest began peacefully but actions like this
encouraged uproar and escalation.