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May 30 2020 8:58PM
London remembers the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

Due to London's Covid-19 lockdown rules that restrict meetings in public spaces to groups of six, commemoration of the June 4 Massacre will be carried out in a spontaneous way this year. Individuals and small groups who want to go to...

Jun 5 2019 5:37PM
London Remembers the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Beijing June 4 Massacre

On Tuesday the 4rd of June, 8pm-10pm, aorund 250 people including many young people gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in London to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Beijing June 4 Massacre, showing solidarity with...

London: Streets around Chinese Embassy 'renamed' Tiananmen Square on anniversary of crackdown

Shao Jiang and Kate Allen outside the Chinese Embassy

Amnesty International activists today ‘renamed’ the streets surrounding the Chinese Embassy in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the notorious Tiananmen Square crackdown. This morning, a total of 30 authentic-looking ‘Tiananmen Square’ street signs were displayed in the streets around the embassy in central London. Amnesty UK Director Kate Allen and Dr Shao Jiang - one of the original student protest leaders who was in Tiananmen Square on the night of 4 June – placed a ‘Tiananmen Square’ sign immediately outside the Chinese Embassy building. Kate Allen said: “Thirty years after the

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Jun 4 2019 11:29AM
Unhappy Anniversary

This blog post contributor has chosen to remain anonymous for their own security #Remember64: 30 years since the brutal 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Imagine if your loved one never made it home, no one explained what had...

Jun 4 2019 6:22AM
Tiananmen 30th Anniversary Events in London and Oxford

1. Screening of 'The Man who Defied Beijing' 30 May 2019, 6 - 8 pm Free Word, London Organised by Reporters without Borders https://freeword.org/event/advance-screening-of-the-man-who-defied-beij… 2. Tiananmen Panel 31 May 2019, 8...

London: Streets around Chinese Embassy to be 'renamed' Tiananmen Square on anniversary of crackdown

Dr Shao Jiang will be available for interview.

Amnesty International activists will ‘rename’ the streets surrounding the Chinese Embassy in London next week to mark the 30th anniversary of the notorious Tiananmen Square crackdown. On Tuesday 4 June, a total of 30 authentic-looking ‘Tiananmen Square’ street signs will be displayed in the streets around the embassy in central London to mark the anniversary. Amnesty UK Director Kate Allen and Dr Shao Jiang - one of the original student protest leaders who was in Tiananmen Square on the night of 4 June - will place a ‘Tiananmen Square’ sign immediately outside the Chinese Embassy building

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1989 Tiananmen Square protests

Protesters in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989
Protesters in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989 © Shao Jiang

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the massacre of hundreds if not thousands of unarmed peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Beijing and the arrest of tens of thousands of demonstrators in cities across China.

The protesters, based in Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, were peacefully calling for political and economic reform. In response, the Chinese authorities responded with overwhelming force to repress the demonstrations.

May 30 2019 4:56PM
Tiananmen Square: Four things you should know

It's thirty years on since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in China. Hundreds if not thousands of people were killed, and tens of thousands were arrested – simply for peacefully calling for reform and an end to corruption.

China: Tiananmen Square survivors available for interview

Dr Shao Jiang

Dr Shao Jiang, Wu'er Kaixi and Zhou Fengsuo available for interview Survivors in London ahead of 30th anniversary of massacre Three survivors of Tiananmen Square are available for interview ahead of the 30th anniversary of China’s notorious 4 June 1989 crackdown. Dr Shao Jiang, Zhou Fengsuo and Wu'er Kaixi – prominent leaders of the student-led reform protests in Tiananmen – will be in London next week. The three academics are available to discuss their experience of the violent crackdown, their ongoing fight for justice for those killed and injured, and how the truth is still suppressed

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May 23 2019 10:08AM
Remember/Resist: June 4th Massacre 30 Years On

To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 pro-democracy movement and the bloody massacre on 4 June, we will be holding a candlelit vigil at the Chinese Embassy in London on Tuesday 4 June, 8–10 pm. We reiterate our demands on the...

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