Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary
- 06 Jun 2019
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June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the massacre of protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square by People’s Liberation Army of China.
- Tiananmen Square protests began in April 1989 after the death of a pro-reform leader Hu Yaobang.
- Civilian protesters had gathered for weeks in Tiananmen Square, in the center of Beijing, to call for political reform, in 1989.
- The Tiananmen Square protests are commonly known June Fourth Incident in China.
- The popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests is sometimes called the '89 Democracy Movement.