Today in History: martial law in Beijing 27 May

Fifteen hundred students, most from outside Beijing, remained at thesquare. Many of the students from Beijing started to clean up and packtheir belongings to return home. Some participants called an end to their long protest at Tiananmen Square. Wan Li endorsed the military action declared by Premier Li Peng in awritten statement that was read in the evening news program.In Hong Long, a crowd of three hundred thousand held a rally called"Concert for Democracy in China" at the Happy Valley Racecourse. It wassponsored by actors and singers and collected US$1.5 million.

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