Today In History- April 21

Today In History- April 21

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Tiananmen Square Protests: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather to commemorate reform leader Hu Yaobang.

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Tiananmen Square site of serious student protests against government.

  • Beijing, China

On Apr. 21, 1989, over 100000 students gathered at Tiananmen Square to celebrate reform leader Hu Yaobang.  The celebration turned to protest as labor activists and students protested the corruption of the Chinese Communist Party.  The government responded with military intervention, leaving many dead or injured as protestors fought for more democratic action.

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