Students shocked by Tiananmen Square massacre
It was a protest unlike anything Communist China had ever seen. Night after night, for six weeks in the spring of 1989, thousands upon thousands of students and residents poured into Beijing's Tiananmen Square to demonstrate for democracy. It all came to a violent end in the early morning of June 4, when troops moved in with a show of force to break up the protest for good. CBC Digital Archives presents a selection of clips about the protest, the massacre and the aftermath.
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: June 4, 1989
Host: Mary Lou Finlay
Last updated: June 4, 2013
Page consulted on June 4, 2014
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