Tiananmen Square 25 Years On
CNN – It was 2:30 a.m. on the morning of June 4, 1989. From a balcony of the Beijing Hotel, I looked down Chang’an Avenue towards Tiananmen Square a few hundred meters away. Red tracer bullets whizzed through the air.
The crackle of gunfire echoed through the humid Beijing night.
I could see armoured vehicles of the People’s Liberation Army moving just in front of the famous portrait of Chairman Mao hanging above the vast square.
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