WorldViews: Here’s how The Washington Post covered Tiananmen Square 25 years ago

By Swati Sharma, June 3, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, the Chinese military descended on Tiananmen Square and moved to end pro-democracy demonstrations. The event, which resulted in several hundred to several thousand dead, is considered one of the most brutal crackdowns in modern history. At the height of the protests, which were sparked by the death of a Communist Party leader who wanted reform, at least a million people were estimated to have participated in the demonstrations.  Here is a look back at the Tiananmen Square massacre through the pages of The Washington Post.

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