Remembering the tragedy of Tiananmen Square
Lest we forget. To all and sundry, may we never forget that terrible day in June of 1989 in Tiananmen Square in China.
A plea as earnest as any we’ve ever heard for freedom and democracy. Don’t let their cry go unheard; it still echoes around the word, the voices of those young students who gave the ultimate sacrifice that awful day in Tiananmen Square by death, and now some survivors are still in prison.
The irony here is the meaning of the square — ‘Heavenly peace.’ Maybe that influenced the stu- dents to choose that particular area — to demonstrate it proved anything but true for their efforts.
God help them all and may it make us more watchful. Joy French Coleman writes from Harbour Grace