Shocking incident of China's Tiananmen Square massacre, know the reason

Shocking incident of China's Tiananmen Square massacre, know the reason
June 4 is a very special day for the people of China. On that day in 1989, the brutal Communist government of China launched tanks on thousands of protesting students. Official and unofficial figures differ about those killed in the incident. According to the Chinese government, about 300 people died in this incident, while Europe estimates that more than 10,000 people were killed there. At the same time, the Chinese believe that 3,000 people died there.

The event began with the death of Hu Yaobang, a moderate Communist Party leader. Hu had risen to the highest office of the Communist Party of China. He was party president from 1981-1982 and general secretary from 1982 to 1987. Hu's political stature and status also increased significantly after Mao's death. In his political career, he reformed China in many ways. He wanted to make the country and the government completely transparent. In addition, he also wished that China's relations with its neighbors would indisputably improve. But other party leaders did not appreciate his stand. This is the reason that during the mass protests of students in China in 1987, his opponents started accusing him. He was forced to resign as party general secretary.

When he died of a heart attack on 15 April 1989, the party treated him very normally. Angered by this, his supporters gathered in large numbers at Tiananmen Square, raised slogans against the government and submitted a memorandum to the government, demanding that his last rites be performed in national mourning and attended by party leaders. However, this did not have any effect and no leader even came to bid him a final farewell. After this incident, Hu's widow also accused Communist Party leaders of neglecting and despising her. He said the same people were behind Hu's death.

Since then, on June 4, the government made unprecedented security arrangements at this square so that no demonstration could take place here. General Wei Fenghe, the former Defense Minister of China, considers the action of the Chinese government right. He said that this is political instability. China has been repeatedly accused of erasing the evidence related to this massacre. In 2019, an investigative report was prepared by the University of Toronto in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong into this massacre. In this document it was revealed that the Chinese government destroyed more than 3,000 evidences related to the incident.

This photo taken during the demonstration on June 4, 1989 at Tiananmen Square is not only reminiscent of that time, but it is also an iconic picture of the goddess of democracy. This image is also known as Tankman. In this, a man is seen with a bag in his hand in front of Chinese tanks.

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