Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of prodemocracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked See more pictures from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests at Getty Images. Gabriel H.
Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City. Contact Gabriel H. Sanchez at. An unknown Beijing citizen who would come to be known as" Tank Man" stands in front of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace on June 5, 1989, as military clashed with protesters in Tiananmen Square. Zhang Xianling holds a photo of her late son, Wang Nan, who was killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, during an interview in Beijing, on May 28, 2012. This picture sent ripples throughout the world on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military violently suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests.
The sheer strength of this photo one On June 4, the Chinese government cracked down hard, killing some students who had gathered in Tiananmen Square. The next morning, Widener In midApril, 1989, students gathered in China's historic Tiananmen square in a hunger protest for democracy. The protests would grow, gather support from their countryman, and shake the Communist Remembering Tiananmen Square.
On the morning of June 4, 1989, months of student protests were violently quashed by China's soldiers in the heart of Beijing, leaving a legacy that the world will not soon forget