AP WAS THERE: Troops Storm Tiananmen Square

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

AP WAS THERE: Troops Storm Tiananmen Square

AP WAS THERE: Troops Storm Tiananmen Square
Replay video
Up next

Man Charged With Murder In Case of Missing Arizona Couple

Unlock your personal NFL Now stream by signing in to NFL.com

AP WAS THERE: Troops Storm Tiananmen Square

by Wochit 1:02 mins

AP WAS THERE: Troops Storm Tiananmen Square

by Wochit 1:02 mins

On June 4, 1989, AP reporter John Pomfret was in central Beijing when Chinese soldiers attacked pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square. Demonstrators had occupied the square for three weeks demanding greater social freedoms and an end to corruption. The crackdown ended a period of relative political openness, led to the downfall of Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang and plunged Beijing into diplomatic isolation that lasted until the late 1990s. Little was known in the early hours of the crackdown about the extent of deaths but later estimates of the number of people killed in Beijing and attacks on similar protests elsewhere in China range from hundreds into the thousands.

Wochit

Must Watch

  1. 2:02

    The World's Greatest Mouth Stuffer

  2. AWOLNATION - AWOLNATION LIVE Concert

  3. 1:03

    MAGIC MIKE: Just The Thrusts

  4. 0:30

    New Look Wireless - Watch New Look Wireless Festival July 3-5!

  5. 4:18

    Cycling From Oregon to Patagonia

  6. 3:15

    Swimsuits Through History

Community

  1. 27:26

    Community Episode 1: Ladders

  2. 27:26

    Community Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

  3. 24:40

    Community Episode 3: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

  4. 30:58

    Community Episode 4: Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing

  5. 28:45

    Community Episode 5: Laws of Robotics and Party Rights

  6. 28:13

    Community Episode 6: Basic Email Security