View attachment 523 Crushing republic public Fight for democracy: In this file picture, Chinese citizens and students of Chengdu hurl stones at troop on June 4, 1989 during a rioting following the proclamation of the martial in the city. A series of pro-democracy protests was sparked by the April 15 death of former communist party leader Hu Yaobang. In a show of force, China leaders vented their fury and frustration on student dissidents and their pro-democracy supporters. Several hundred people were killed and thousands wounded when soldiers moved on Tiananmen Square during a violent military crackdown ending six weeks of student demonstrations, known as the Beijing Spring movement. The world will mark the twentieth anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy protests on View attachment 524 Cannon vs country Burning within: In this file photo taken on June 4, 1989, an armoured personnel carrier in flames as students set it on fire near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Thousands of protesters were killed by China's military on June 3 and 4, 1989, as communist leaders ordered an end to six weeks of unprecedented democracy protests in the heart of the View attachment 525 Real republic square up 'Demo'cracy: In this file photo, students and people of Beijing gather at the Tiananmen Square on May 30, 1989, around a replica of New York's Statue of Liberty to promote the pro-democracy protest against the Chinese government.