Today in History

In the early hours of June 4, 1989, armed troops moved to crush an uprising, killing hundreds if not thousands of Chinese citizens.

Today, the Chinese government is doing its utmost to censor what happened and is cracking down on a new batch of youth activists, many of whom have grown up without any knowledge of 1989.

[Ed. Thanks a lot, Google. —TG]

Outside China dissidents have a freer voice. A sculptor is building a work called “Tank Man” as a way to keep democracy’s flame alive.

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