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Today in History: martial law in Beijing 2 June

Three prominent intellectuals – Zhou Duo, Liu Xiaobo and Gao Xin – anda Taiwanese singer – Hou Dejian – began their hunger strike at thesquare, protesting the government's actions. They also criticised thestudents for being undemocratic in making decisions. Consequently, thefour argued, both the government and students should reevaluate theiractions.Representatives of the Hong Kong Alliance arrived in Beijing with thedonations they had collected. They said that the students should usethe funds wisely.Late at night, a police jeep crashed into four pedestrians in theMuxide district, western part of the capital city. The jeep did nothave a license plate. Three died.

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