Today 22 years ago pro-democracy protests started in China:
On April 15, 1989, a pro-democracy movement started in China which the regime brought to a halt in a most brutal way two months later: with tanks and soldiers the Chinese military cleared its capital’s main square and streets of the peaceful protesters killing an estimated 5.000 in one day, injuring thousands more. This incident on June 5, 1989, is known as the Tiananmen Square massacre (here’s the shocking BBC report of that day)
Remember the victims. Remember the perpetrators.
Chinese authorities never issued an apology for the excessive use of violence. It only admits to 241 deaths. Chinese News media is forbidden to report anything about the massacre unless it takes the regime’s view.
I'm a 28-year-old guy from Germany who feels that we can do many things to help and support our brothers and sisters in Libya, who are fighting for their freedom, who are fighting to survive, who are fighting for the future of their children. Help spread the word. If you care, do what you can. (This text was written before the imposition of the no-fly zone). At the moment you'll find here mainly posts on Libya, but I also post about the uprisings in other countries from time to time.