30th Tiananmen Anniversary in Beijing with high Security and SilenceNisha Gowri (Author) Published Date : Jun 04, 2019 21:10 IST
30th Tiananmen Anniversary:Before 30 years, there occurred a massive protest wishing democracy to end corruption and other unjust practices in China. It occurred in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. It was suppressed by the then Chinese government. Many were killed during the suppression. The US calls it a Heroic movement and on the other hand Chinese nationalists take pride in the action of Chinese against the pro-democracy protest.
This year 2019, June 4 saw high-level security and silence in Tiananmen Square. The Security tightening included a wall of silence, arresting activists, internet censorship and Identification checks.
Every tourists and commuter are checked for their ID cards who were passing the Tiananmen Square for â€œ30th Tiananmen Anniversaryâ€. Foreign Journalists were never allowed in the area of Tiananmen Square and warned for taking pictures. The Chinese government rounded up the right lawyers, Marxist students who emphasized with the labor movements.
Look Back 30 Years before in TiananmenBefore 30 years, students and workers came together in the Tiananmen Square protesting for the pro-democracy. The protest was brutally suppressed. More than 1000 killed and many injured. Also news spread that Didi app records all the conversation that takes place in the taxi across China. 30th Tiananmen Anniversary has become a sensation now.
Wang Den, who was one among the protestor in the Tiananmen, was 20 old then and he never expected that the government would take gun against its own people and reported it to AFP. Wang Den was imprisoned before going into exile. Another folk singer Li Zhi is also missing who had written songs about the Tiananmen incident.
However, the day went usual. You could see hundreds of people along with their children waving small Chinese flags. The only difference was that the line was moving very slow as the security personnel were matching the ID of the people with the face recognition. Many surveillance cameras were also seen in and around the Tiananmen Squaref or â€ 30th Tiananmen Anniversary â€œ.
30th Tiananmen Anniversary in Beijing with high Security and Silence