Thousands are gathering at the Square to grieve the death of Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang
The Tiananmen Square Tradgedy was caused by the massive amounts of Pro-Democracy protesters in the square.
Chinese Students Link Arms
College students link arms when Mr. Hu's official memorial service was held in the Great Hall of The People. This protest was just on of many others from the rapid Pro-Democracy movement that was taking China.
Chinese Citizen Human Rights Abuse
Several Hundred Students began a Hunger Strike to protest Societal Restrictions.
Premier Li Peng shows major student Protestors
Students and police tried to prevent realiatives and onlookers from reaching the students at the square.
Communist Party Zhao Ziyang
Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang visited Tiananmen Square while the students were protesting. The protests were later called off that day.
Students Read their Goals
Students read their goals that they hope to accomplish by occupying the square. The crowds successfully turned around military forces.
The students threw egg and many other objects at the portrait of Mao Zedong. This happened on the same day that the troops withdrew to the outer area of Beijing.
The Goddess of Democracy
The students reveal the Goddess of Democracy inside Tiananmen Square.
A Pro-Democracy protester flashes a victory sign inside the square.
Peoples Liberation Army
The Liberation Army for the people begin hopping barriers.
A man tries to block tanks from entering the square his fate is unknown but he became an image for the movement.
Many commuters pass through an underpass that was being blocked above by military tanks. A slogan that was written in graffiti was translated as "strike down martial law".