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The Tiananmen Square crackdown, 28 years later
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Hundreds of people were killed in June 1989 when Chinese soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Dan Southerland, The Post's Beijing bureau chief at the time, talks about what led to the anti-government demonstrations and military crackdown. This video was originally produced for the 25th anniversary of the event.
Hundreds of people were killed in June 1989 when Chinese soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Dan Southerland, The Post's Beijing bureau chief at the time, talks about what led to the anti-government demonstrations and military crackdown. This video was originally produced for the 25th anniversary of the event.
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