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Voices from Tiananmen: Eyewitnesses look back to the spring of 1989

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 June, 2014, 12:59pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2014, 9:35am

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June 4, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of a brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy protests led by students and residents in Beijing. Hundreds of people were killed and many more were wounded when People's Liberation Army units rolled into Tiananmen Square, ending more than a month of peaceful protests seeking political reforms.

Former government officials, student leaders and other eyewitnesses revisit the momentous events of spring, 1989. These personal accounts, gathered from recent video interviews, as well as memoirs, shed new light on the hope and despair left by those days, which continue to haunt China a quarter century later.

Click here to access the 13-part multimedia series