The events in Tiananmen Square started to unfold after the death of Hu Yaobang, which was on April 15th, 1989. Yaobang was a leader of the People’s Republic of China who was known for his tolerance for others opinions and his support for economic and political reforms, (Hu Yoabang).He was a symbol of democratic reform and was seen as a leader to thousands. A day before his funeral, 100,000 students had marched to Tiananmen Square to mourn his death and stand together against the authoritative Chinese government. The protest started in Tiananmen Square, located in Beijing, and started to spread throughout China. The peaceful protest began in April and continued on into June. On May 19th, a rally was held by the General secretary of China asking for the demonstrations to end, (Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989). By the time the demonstrations reached to May, there were already a million people positioned in the square, (CNN). It was not until June 4th that the Chinese army sent its troops to end the protest. Many of the students tried to escape the force of the troops, while others started to retaliate against the troops that were sent there, (Two Chinas). Some of the protesters started to stone and set the police vehicles on fire. Thousan...
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