Monday, May 19, 2008

Thousands Rally At Tiananmen Square For Earthquake Victims

China just started its three days of mourning for earthquake victims, during which the Olympic torch relay was also halted. On the first day, thousands gathered at Tiananmen Square to observe the three minutes silence with the national flag flying at half-staff.

The gathering appeared to be entirely spontaneous. After the silence, the crowd burst into rhythmical chants of "Go China", "Long live China", as seen in the CCTV broadcast:

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