Just an “incident”

I’ve held off posting about the June 4 Incident this year, as I’ve written so much about it in the past. But I do urge everyone to see this superb compilation video over at Rebecca’s site, which brings you right there. It’s choppy, and even with my excellent broadband it kept stopping and starting. Watch it anyway; it’s worth it. We really must never forget.

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I’d like to offer couple more references in addition to PBS Frontline’s “The Tank Man”.

[links are in my blog, since I can’t post them.]

– An article by Gregory Clark on pack journalism:

“the so-called massacre was in fact a mini civil war as irate Beijing citizens sought to stop initially unarmed soldiers sent to remove students who had been demonstrating freely in the square for weeks. When the soldiers finally reached the square there was no massacre.”

– Columbia Journal Review’s TAM myth article:

“as far as can be determined from the available evidence, no one died that night in Tiananmen Square.

Hundreds of people, most of them workers and passersby, did die that night, but in a different place and under different circumstances.”

[Just for reference, throwing molotov cocktail at riot police is a crime in US.]

June 7, 2006 @ 5:26 pm | Comment

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