April 15 1989 – Protests Begin in Tiananmen Square

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April 15 1989 – Protests Begin in Tiananmen SquareRate this post With the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15, 1989, the People’s Republic of China was sent into an emotional tailspin. A former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and popular member of the National People’s Congress, Hu represented the way of reform for many younger Chinese. Just hours after his passing was announced, students gathered in Tiananmen Square to mourn the loss of the influential politician — and, eventually, launched a series of protests which grabbed the attention of the world. Hu joined the Communist Party in his teens, working his way up through […]