Tianan­men an­niver­sary marked by China’s si­lence, trib­utes abroad

Asian Journal - - Asia -

Bei­jing: The 26th an­niver­sary of the Tianan­men Square crack­down that brought a tragic end to stu­dent-led pro-democ­racy protests in 1989 was marked by China’s si­lence and ap­peals from abroad to as­sume re­spon­si­bil­ity and clar­ify the in­ci­dent. For the hun­dreds of tourists vis­it­ing the iconic plaza it was just an­other day to visit the For­bid­den City or pay their re­spects to Mao Ze­dong’s em­balmed body, Efe news agency re­ported. In­ces­sant rains did not stop tourists, mostly for­eign­ers, from mak­ing the cus­tom­ary visit to the plaza af­ter pass­ing through strict se­cu­rity con­trols that have been put at all the ac­cesses to the square.

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