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U.S. State Department still whining about Tiananmen Square turmoil

By staff |
June 4, 2015
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Washington DC – 26 years after the People’s Republic of China turned back an attempt to overthrow socialism, the U.S. State Department issued a statement, June 3, complaining about the “Chinese government’s violent suppression of peaceful protests in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.”

In the months leading up June 4, 1989, right-wing student leaders, aided by government officials who wanted a Western-style capitalism system, exploited some legitimate grievances and staged large demonstrations in cities across China.

In Beijing, the demonstrators attacked government buildings and the portrait of Mao Zedong that hangs in Tiananmen Square was vandalized. Troops attempting to restore order were met with extraordinary violence.

In the late 1980s and early 90s some leftists and progressives held that the 1989 protests were an attempt to improve socialism. They were proved wrong when many leaders of the protest movement turned up abroad, where they stated the aim of the movement was to establish capitalism and a Western-style political system.

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