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Today in History: martial law in Beijing 1st June

The government announced new restrictions on foreign reporters. Ifenforced, the restrictions would, in effect, bar reporters from writingany articles on the democracy movement. Banners supporting the government hung outside many major hotels inBeijing. A banner outside the Jianguo Hotel read "Down with BourgeoisLiberalization"; another read "Support the Great, the Glorious, and theCorrect CPC."

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