What is very important to remember about the Tiananmen Square massacre was that it had actually happened and hundreds if not thousands of students lost their lives to Chinese military forces. The reason why I think that it is important to remember the event is because the way that the Chinese government operates they have tried and mostly achieved the goal of trying to cover it up and make the people believe it never happened. What can be learned about this event is that hundreds of young people our age had the courage to stand up to such an oppressive government and that even with the governments best attempts at a cover up people today still find sources to help remember the student protesters so that they may not be forgotten.
|Here we see Hong Kong protesters laying in the streets. What is unique about this picture is that if you had not know the context of which it was taken in you could almost say they were hanging about for a concert.|
|Here we see Chinese soldiers facing the student protesters in Tiananmen square. This photo is powerful because it is a unique moment when soldiers and students are peacefully there before the death and despair ensue.|