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Looking back at beijing's tiananmen square protest  25 years later

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Current Event June 2, 2014

Looking Back at Bejing's Tiananmen Square Protest, 25 Years Later

Twenty five years ago, a group of students in China dared to challenge the Communist government with protests in a major square in Beijing called Tiananmen Square. The protests were broken up by the military, who fired into the crowd. More than 300 people were estimated to have been killed. The government called the protests "counter-revolutionary." In the decades since the "Tiananmen Massacre," the government has worked to make the protest disappear from the minds of the Chinese people. Listen to this radio story with your class and then discuss how history can be controlled.

World History II Civics/Government

Story Length: 5:32

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