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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.

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Chinese students in Canada feel a duty to tell citizens of their home country what has happened in Tiananmen Square.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: June 4, 1989
Host: Mary Lou Finlay
Duration: 12:44

Last updated: June 4, 2013

Page consulted on June 4, 2014

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