Tiananmen Security Tight For China Massacre Anniversary

From AFP:

Security was tight in Beijing’s central Tiananmen Square on Tuesday ahead of the 19th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests that left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead.

Police vans were circling on and around the square, the focus of major bloodshed nearly a generation ago, as tourists were arriving in numbers on a grey, rainy day.

The Tiananmen Massacre is a taboo subject in China and the country’s state-controlled media was silent on the sensitive anniversary taking place just 66 days ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

Read also China: Free Tiananmen Prisoners Before Olympics from Human Rights Watch.

June 3, 2008 12:13 AM
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