Tiananmen Square Anniversary
On this day in 1989, the Chinese government began its crackdown against the pro-democracy protests that had been taking place for weeks in central Beijing. However, on June 4, Chinese troops marched into Tiananmen Square, firing indiscriminately into the crowds of protesters. Journalists on the scene estimate that at least 300 protesters were killed and thousands more were arrested.
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My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.