Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pictures of 1989, Peking University Students Press Conference on May 1, 1989

Peking University Preparatory Committee press conference on May 1, 1989. Wang Dan is reading from prepared text. The one with red shirt in lower left corner is Kong Qingdong.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Yuan Mu Meets Students on April 29, 1989

Yuan Mu and other leaders meet student representatives.

Xiang Xiaoji talks to reporters after existing the dialog in protest.

One of the big posters in Peking University on April 29, 1989.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Wang Dan and Wuer Kaixi Press Conference on April 28, 1989

In the evening of April 28, 1989, Wang Dan (far left) and Wuer Kaixi held a press conference.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pictures of 1989: The Glorious April 27 Demonstration

In the morning of April 27, 1989, people gathered in front of Peking University to see if students demonstrate this day.

Students of Peking University march toward the gate.

Student formation outside of campus.

Students from People's University.

Police forms one of the human barriers trying to stop the march.

Marching students meet up against policy barriers.

Student and policy standoff

Students push through policy barrier.

At Tiananmen Square, soldiers of the 38th Army are moving into positions.

Student formation pass by Tiananmen

People cheer as police withdraw from Tiananmen.

Demonstration on Beijing street.

Demonstration on Beijing street.

On April 29, 1989, students use poster to recount the great demonstration and celebrate.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pictures of 1989: BSAF's First Press Conference on April 26, 1989

BSAF held its first press conference at University of Political Science and Law on April 26, 1989.

BSAF held its first press conference at University of Political Science and Law on April 26, 1989.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Students Strike and Organize on April 23, 1989

Beijing Normal University students demonstrate

Students post posters announcing strke

A page of the sign-in records of delegates for the meeting to form the Beijing Students Autonomous Federation

Zhao Ziyang (right) left Beijing and arrived at North Korea for a state visit

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Students Participate Funeral at Tiananmen on April 22, 2015

Students from the University of Politics and Law enters Tiananmen Square.
Students from the University of Politics and Law. The tall one by the red flag in back row is Pu Zhiqiang. The one wearing a black sleeve band in front is Wu Renhua.

Students sit down in front of the Great Hall of People waiting for the funeral, under the watchful eyes of police.

Students from Tsinghua University wait for the funeral.

Students waiting for the funeral

Students from University of Politics and Law sing patriotic songs.

Students in the Square observe a moment of silence at the start of the funeral.

At the funeral inside of the Great Hall of People, leaders pay last respect to Hu Yaobang's body.

Students Zhang Zhiyong, Guo Haifeng, and Zhou Yongjun (from left to right) kneel down with their petition.

Other students persuade the kneeling three to give up the petition. 

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Pictures of 1989: Students March to Tiananmen Square on the Night of April 21, 1989

Pamphlet from the Peking University Preparatory Committee calling for demonstration on April 21, 1989. 

On the night of April 21, 1989, students march into Tiananmen Square for the funeral next day.

The April 21, 1989 edition of World Economic Herald carries tributes to Hu Yaobang.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Big Posters and March on April 20, 1989

Big Posters protesting police violence

Peking University students march in the rain

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Tiananmen and Xinhuamen on April 19, 1989

A giant portrait of Hu Yaobang is installed at Monument of People's Heroes

Zhou Yongjun delivers a speech at Xinhuamen

Protesting crowd at Xinhuamen

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Pictures of 1989: April 18, Students sit-in at Great Hall

Li Jinjin speaks to students during sit-in at Great Hall of People

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Tiananmen Memorial: Liberty Torch at Brussles

The Memorial

A sculpture showing multiple arms raising a torch in front of the Brussels Free University in Belgium:

A tablet by its side explains its purpose:

In multiple languages, it says:
JUNE 4, 1989

The photos were taken on April 16, 2015.


Address: Boulevard du Triomphe 15, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium

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A small tablet on the base of the sculpture indicates that the author is Lin Yang-Cai, a Tiawanese artist who was studying at Brussles at the time.

It is unknown when the sculpture was actually produced.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Pictures of 1989: Politics and Law Students March to Tiananmen on April 17

On April 17, 1989, students from the University of Politics and Law march to Tiananmen:

Later in the day, students from Peking University follow suit with their own march, with a home-made banner stating "China's Soul":

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