Wednesday, June 5, 2013
But over two decades later there has still been no official apology or even recognition of what happened. No exact death toll has been released with estimates ranging from 200 to several thousand.
Mo Zhixu, a Beijing-based dissident, told The Daily Telegraph that Communist Party leaders would not succeed in airbrushing June 4 from Chinese history.
"I don't think this [part of] history will be forgotten as time goes by. It represents the people's rebellion against dictatorship," he said.