Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thirty Years After the Tanks of Tiananmen

TiananmenThis week marks the 30th Anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a press statement to mark the event, stating in part that:

we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption. The hundreds of thousands of protesters who gathered in Beijing and in other cities around China suffered grievously in pursuit of a better future for their country. The number of dead is still unknown. We express our deep sorrow to the families still grieving their lost loved ones, including the courageous Tiananmen Mothers, who have never stopped seeking accountability, despite great personal risk. The events of thirty years ago still stir our conscience, and the conscience of freedom-loving people around the world.

Click here for the full Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

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