Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Huge protests in Hong Kong on Tiananmen anniversary

On June 4, 1989 automatic gunfire and panic took hold of the iconic Beijing plaza as thousands of PLA troops moved in to evict student demonstrators.

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.