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Today in History: martial law in Beijing 31 May

Reports indicated that several thousands people manipulated by the local authority in a county in Beijing, held a rally supporting LiPeng. The group shouted "Down with Fang Lizhi" and claimed that FangLizhi was a conspirator.The chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, Wan Li, arrived in Beijing. At night, several thousands students and workers protested in front ofthe Public Security Bureau because of the arrest of the 3 unionleaders. Protesters later learnt that the three had been released atabout 5pm after 2 days of interrogation. The group later protested forthe release of the eleven members of the "Flying Tiger Squad".

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