Chinese Authorities tightened the security around Tiananmen Square in Central Beijing in order to avoid memoir of the pro-democracy protests that took place 30 years ago and the government is attempting to quash all the memories of a bloody crackdown. The daily flag-raising ceremony on early Tuesday was attended by people in large numbers, so much so that extra checkpoints and street closures were increased. An honor guard marched across a barricaded street and raised the Chinese Flag. Additional restrictions were also placed like foreign journalists were not allowed to record the event.
In the year 1989 thousands of people were killed when the government sent the military to clear the student protesters demanding political reforms for the past two months in Tiananmen Square. The operation began on the night of June 3rd and ended the following morning. Any memorial of the event is not allowed in China.
To answer the western critics the spokesman of China Geng Shuang said: “The Chinese government has long had a clear conclusion about the political disturbance that occurred in the late 1980s. China’s economic successfully proves that the development path we chose is completely correct and has been firmly supported by the people”.
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