Tiananmen Security Tight For China Massacre Anniversary
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.