|Shown above is a crowd of students peacefully protesting with a brave student yelling at the soldiers to go away.|
I feel this photo is effective because is shows part of the non violent protest. Students just sitting there refusing to move.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Exploration Four: Jared Mills
Something that I found shocking about the massacre that occurred in Tiananmen Square came from this paragraph in a New York Times article from June 4, 1989 by Nicholas D. Kristof: "Many of those killed were throwing bricks at the soldiers, but others were simply watching passively or standing at barricades when soldiers fired directly at them." I find it disgusting that someone could shoot someone else who's just standing there peacefully. I feel that if the students weren't attacking, then they shouldn't be attacked; or at least not killed. At most have tear gas thrown at them or something non-lethal of that nature. Something else I found interesting was what a young worker said said about his government: "Our Government is already done with, nothing can show more clearly that it does not represent the people." A government with no support is a government that doesn't function correctly.