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On June 4, 1989, what started as a seven-week peaceful, pro-democracy rally turned into a massacre on the streets of Beijing. The world watched in horror as the Chinese military ruthlessly turned its weapons on its own people who non-violently demanded reform in their government, freedom of speech, and freedom of press.

These demonstrators were repressed by hardline leaders who ordered the military to enforce martial law in the country's capital. Unarmed civilians who attempted to block the military's advance towards the students' camp at Tiananmen Square were attacked by troops with assault rifles and in tanks.

Many lost their lives or were wounded by the Chinese military. It is unknown exactly how many, the numbers suppressed by Chinese officials. Numerous leaders of the movement were arrested.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has worked hard to erase the event from Chinese history and culture. The Chinese are forbidden from discussing what took place on June 4, 1989 and state-run media blocks or censors any information relating to the massacre.

But the world has not forgotten.

China needs to know that the world remembers the terrible tragedy of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Sign your name below showing you remember for the Pro-Democracy Movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and honor those who made sacrifices in the name of democracy in China. Their confrontation of an unjust, repressive government continues to inspire human rights activists all around the world.

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Petition Signatures

Mar 12, 2018 Courtney Sulak
Mar 9, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2018 Roxy King This was a tragedy on a major scale and must never be allowed to happen again. These backward countries must learn that this is not the way to deal with people.
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 Judith Brown
Feb 17, 2018 Joan Autry We need to remember this protest and its sacrifices because we may soon need to do the same here.
Feb 16, 2018 Randall Bong
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2018 steve scozzaro
Feb 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2018 toni DAN
Jan 24, 2018 Dorothy Henry
Jan 18, 2018 Lillian Chancey Peaceful, innocent people were murdered, by their own countrymen, no less! I hope countless countries remember that day in newspaper and magazine articles, for the rest of time! The event must NOT be brushed under the rug and forgotten!! WE KNOW ABOUT IT!
Jan 5, 2018 Carol Henderson
Jan 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 19, 2017 barbara gale
Dec 16, 2017 Jillana Laufer
Dec 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Dec 12, 2017 Alysa Waring
Dec 12, 2017 Michael Ross
Dec 1, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro We need not forget those that made the difference in different era. We at the present time are the beneficiary
Nov 24, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Nov 21, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 11, 2017 Susan O'Connor
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 1, 2017 Robert Rogan
Oct 30, 2017 Donna Angle
Oct 29, 2017 Jozef Oud Honour to these brave men and women who stood up for freedom and democracy! They blessed us all with their courage and compassion!
Oct 27, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Robert Ortiz
Oct 24, 2017 Kim Taylor
Oct 14, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Sep 3, 2017 Ilse Spiegel
Aug 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Aug 14, 2017 John Horn
Aug 13, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Aug 4, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Aug 1, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Jul 29, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 28, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 27, 2017 Catheryn Sproull

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