Tiananmen Square (4th June 1989)*

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On this day
in the Revolution’s hallowed place –
flowers of blood

*4th June 1989 marks the date when the Chinese government, led by Deng Xiaoping, ordered the People’s Liberation Army to destroy pro-democracy protests led by students. The Chinese Government continues refuses to permit any form of commemoration for those killed on the day or in the crackdown that followed; unofficial estimates place the death toll between several hundred and several thousand.

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