Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide
Tiananmen Square Protests (China)
In the spring of 1989, students and residents of Beijing led seven-week-long demonstrations while peacefully occupying the city’s Tiananmen Square to attain democratic reform. Several opposing government officials instructed the military to crack down on June 3, launching a two-day massacre that received international condemnation. Officials concealed the event’s happenings, but death toll estimates span several hundred to the thousands.