Today on 15 April 1989 : Big Character posters Appeared in Campuses

This year is the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Pro-democracy Movement and  the June 4 Massacre. 25 years ago, Hu Yaobang's death triggered Student Movement. Big Character posters in memory of Hu, criticism of the government and of overt corruption at the Party-state leaders and demand of political reform and democracy,   appeared in the campuses of major universities in Beijing and other cities. Since the mid-1985, Student movements practiced freedom of assembly and freedom of expreesion,  protest against censorship and brain-washing eduction,  in defiance of official warnings or regulations which prohibit freedom of assembly.


More images in Tweets in Chinese below

25年前的今天,胡耀邦逝世,高校悼念和抗议的大字报并存。#八九六四 #8964 #八九六四二五 #896425 #June4 #Beijing #Massacre #六四死难者

80年代中后期学生抗议中共在校园的思想控制,支持被整肃的异议人 士。1985年、1986年和1988年学生运动虽然有不同的起因,但运动基本特征一致,要求政治改革,挑战官方禁令,实践游行自由和表达自由。#八九六四 #八九六四二五

1989年,54运动70周年,法国大革命200年, 知识界、社会各界人士和学生中酝酿准备。89年初 #方励之 和其他知识界人士发表了一系列公开信,要求尊重人权,释放政治犯,拉开1989年民间大规模践行公民权利的序幕。 八九文件: #June4 #Beijing #Massacre #8964 #八九六四 #八九六四二五

About Amnesty UK Blogs
Our blogs are written by Amnesty International staff, volunteers and other interested individuals, to encourage debate around human rights issues. They do not necessarily represent the views of Amnesty International.
View latest posts