Twenty-six years ago today, as communism was being dismantled in Europe, the massive political protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing were ended by government forces. To do that, they killed at least 241 people, but we will probably never know how exactly many. The Chinese government has kept any discussion of the Tiananmen Square Massacre underground. It is just not spoken of.
China is again taking extraordinary measures to ensure that no anniversary commemorations occur, such as monitoring the victim’s mothers and censoring the very mention of even tangentially related search terms. However, in Hong Kong, where protests are going on this year, crowds have gathered to remember. -via reddit