Re­mem­ber­ing the tragedy of Tianan­men Square

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

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

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