On 4 June 1989, the pro-democracy movement that was rising within China… Was squished. There weren’t debates to show why communism was better or why democracy was bad… The protesters were executed by the military with the invocation of martial law.
Numbers of killed citizens range from hundreds to thousands; with the main iconic image of Chinese tanks running over an unarmed protester that refused to move.
To speak of this incident within China is Forbidden. Almost ironic, as this square is is right across from the entrance to the Forbidden city; where everyone is now allowed to enter.
So, since it’s forbidden to speak of in mainland China, a group (the Alliance) in Hong Kong is now spreading the message. They’ve opened a “deadly protest museum” featuring the Tiananmen Square incident (read as Chinese Communists executing unarmed, democratic protestors). This will hopefully allow a sharing of information between the two entities (HK and mainland China), since China restricts the information both to it’s citizens and the outside world.
A very detailed article and a recommend read; read more here:
(Picture also from Al Jazeera site above)