Today in 1989 : set up students' networks around the country

Monday, April 24, 1989, was the first day of the city-wide class strike for almost all colleges in Beijing. While not going to classes, students kept themselves busy in organising their own solidarity unions while they called for strike in Beijing residents.

Beijing Students Autonomous Federation called every student to send 10 letters to 10 citizens around the country while they sent over two hundred students to fifteen cities, to give speeches and make networks. These cities included Tianjin, Jinan, Shenyang, Changsha, Chengdu, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Taiyuan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan.
 

#八九六四  #八九六四二五  #八九民主运动 有北京32高校组成的北高联呼吁每个学生寄出十封信给全国同胞。另决定派出二百至三百学生代表前往全国十五大城市演讲、联络,包括天津、济南、沈阳、长沙、成都、西安、兰州、石家庄、郑州、广州、太原、上海、南京、武汉。

北大大字报建议重新拟定口号及行动纲领,以得到民众支持;口号应以反腐败、反官僚为主;行动必须在白天的闹市区进行,以便扩大影响;高校之间要统一行动;要准备长期斗争;要广泛联系知识界、民主界人士。另一份大字报提出“保障基本人权,释放政治犯,反对党权至上,三权分立制衡,制定民主宪法”

李鹏主持的政治局常委会会议认为,在极少数人的操纵和策动下,一场有计划、有组织的反党、反社会主义的动乱已经发生。会议决定在中央成立制止动乱小组,同时要求北京市委和市人民政府放手发动群众,争取多数,孤立少数,力争尽快平息动乱,稳定局势。邓小平表示完全赞同和支持中央常委的决定,他定性这次学潮是一场否定共产党的领导、否定社会主义制度的政治动乱。http://www.npc.gov.cn/wxzl/wxzl/2000-12/14/content_2286.htm

 

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