Sunday, October 12, 2014

Exploration Four

Part One:
What struck me as most important about the events of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests was the fact that the members of the protest were none other than Chinese university students. The students themselves were protesting against the Communist government and were fighting for democracy and transparency. They didn't do anything violent. All they did was sit down and peacefully protested against the Communists. Soon enough the students were facing off the Chinese Communist Party. On May 20, soldiers arrived in the square to take it back from the protesting students. Then, on June 4, the soldiers fired upon the student protesters. Up to about one thousand of them were killed in the massacre. To me, it was interesting to learn that the square was filled with university students who wanted a change in government. I think that it is also important to remember what had happened on June 4, 1989 because the one thousand people who were killed were just students not even fully grown adults with careers yet.

Part Two:


 This photo shows members of the student protesters lying dead on the ground in Tiananmen Square. This photo is effective because it shows how bloody the 1989 massacre in the square was. It also shows the bodies of some of the university students who were gunned down. It makes me feel sad to look at this and think about what happened to these young people.

This image shows how big the 1989 in Tiananmen Square was. It is effective when I think about the fact that the protesters were students and up to one thousand of them were killed in the massacre on June 4 of that year. That is a big portion of the number of students that went to the protest.

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