35 years after China’s Tiananmen Square massacre: Why we must never forget

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The voices of the brave individuals who perished 35 years ago in the Tiananmen Square massacre continue to echo across our collective conscience. 

On that day, the People’s Liberation Army, acting on the orders of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) leadership, murdered and injured thousands of peaceful pro-democracy protesters calling for political reform and an end to corruption.

The image of a lone protester using only his body to confront a row of tanks instantly became an enduring global symbol of resistance against oppression.

A man stands alone in front of a line of tanks heading east in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on June 5, 1989. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, File)

It was a day of immense tragedy, described as “a bloodbath in the center of a world capital.” The massacre shocked

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