Tiananmen Square Massacre - 19 Years Ago Last Night
Photo Copyright: Matt Groening
Students and Soldiers before the real violence broke out
Iconic image of man standing up to the tanks
Students and soldiers
A couple hide from tanks in the square above them early on the morning of June 4, 1989
During the month of May 1989 the world was treated to the televised spectacle of a freedom protest/sit-in/festival in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The Chinese government brutally cleared the square during the night of June 3 - June 4 1989. I wrote about meeting two student leaders from the Tiananmen protests at the end of this post.