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3-4 June 1989 marked the end of the largest political protest in communist China's history.

Tiananmen – The massacre, 20 years on

From the BBC:

The massacre of pro-democracy supporters by Chinese troops in Beijing on the 3-4 June 1989 marked the end of the largest political protest in communist China's history.

James Miles - the BBC's China correspondent at the time - spoke to the crowds in Tiananmen Square in the weeks before the violence. Here - using his and other archive material - we recall how events unfolded. (Click on picture below)

 

Video from NTDTV: Inside China - June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre Part 1