Remembering Tiananmen Square

Thirty years ago, hundreds — perhaps even thousands — of protesters were killed by the Chinese military in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. In the decades since, China’s government has attempted to erase all traces of the event. But these people will not forget. (Warning: violence, upsetting images.)

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  1. Choose a topic that you feel strongly about. Write a paragraph about what you want to protest against, and why. Include some ideas about the changes you want to see.
  2. Class debate: In 1989, the Tiananmen Square protesters were calling for democracy in China. Do you think that dream can ever become a reality?