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There's an article being shared recently which says that the #TiananmenSquareMassacre didn't happen, and that it was the result of a failed C/DIA attempt at color a revolution. It mentions State Department cables posted on Wikileaks. A rebuttal 🧵
First of all, while I have no doubt that the C/DIA have been trying to destabilize China for decades, it's a bit silly to think that the CPC isn't also capable and willing to use agent provocateurs to sabotage a peaceful protest movement.
In fact, making it violent would virtually guarantee that the movement would not succeed and would make open revolt / civil war much less likely after seeing the use of such violence. History following speaks for itself.
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🧵 How did foreign embassies/consulates in China & Hong Kong commemorate this year's #June4th #六四 #TiananmenSquareMassacre anniversary on social media?

These are only the examples we've come across. If we've missed any, please @ me.
First up, the Canadian Embassy in Beijing posted a picture of a candle on Weibo.

Helpfully, they cross-posted to Twitter & noted that it had been censored.

The German Embassy in Beijing posted a picture of a candle on WeChat, according to @YaxueCao

It was censored very quickly, apparently.

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The greatest protest photos of all time were taken 33 years ago today. On June 5, 1989, six (not four) photographers captured a lone protester facing down a column of tanks near #TiananmenSquare. This version of the“Tank Man” photo was made by @StuartAFranklin for @TIME...🧵
I interviewed Stuart in 2009 for the @nytimes. He told me he shot the photo from the balcony of the Beijing Hotel and that his film was "smuggled out in a packet of tea by a French student and delivered to the @MagnumPhotos office in Paris." The contact sheet is fascinating:
Charlie Cole was working for @Newsweek next to Stuart on the balcony. His version is much tighter (taken with a 300) and won @WorldPressPhoto. He hid the film in his hotel room, attaching it to the flush chain in the tank of the toilet. Sadly, Charlie died in 2019. RIP 🙏🏻
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Heavy police presence in Causeway Bay on #June4, the anniversary of #TiananmenSquareMassacre. A man near Victoria Park has been surrounded by police officers for 25 mins. They have meticulously gone through everything in his bag, including every card pocket of his wallet.
Chan in his sixties was told by police that he could be deemed as part of unauthorised assembly because of a plastic candlelight, which he has used for years. In return, he advised them to quit their jobs.
A man was stopped and searched by police for holding a Lego tank set. “In just three years, everything changed,” he said.
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In Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where people had come together for an annual vigil before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, authorities blocked off main parts of the venue and warned people against illegal gatherings. Full Story:…
Heavy police presence in and around Victoria Park.
"To remember is to resist," prominent Chinese human rights lawyer @tengbiao told Reuters from the United States. "If nobody remembers, the suffering of the people will never stop and the perpetrators will continue their crimes with impunity."
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1989 年 6 月 3 日晚上 6 點 30 分,北京市人民政府和戒嚴部隊指揮發出《緊急通告》:

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Silenced by twitter.
Now the more graphic tweets documenting the rioters of Tiananmen square incident killing PLA soldiers, are deleted by twitter and hidden in my own thread.
Here's the hidden part
So from the rather graphic images above, we have established a pattern of behavior, for the Rioters of the supposed #TiananmenSquareMassacre

They are out to kill. Regardless of how it lead to this point, things like these are not tolerated in any country
The aftermath of the so called "Tiananmen Square massacre"

Dead and injured soldiers, as well as thousands of burnt out military equipment.

Do anything remotely the same in the Capital of any country, and let's see what the response will be.
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This thread🧵is your average "Tiananmen square massacre" propagandists do not want to you see

Let's start with a video of the "Peaceful student protesters" hijacking an armored vehicle and firing it's .50 caliber machine gun at the PLA on June 3rd 1989
This video shows the "peaceful protesters" near Tiananmen square stoning PLA truck drivers to death.

Do they look like peaceful protesters to you?
The 2 videos above were filmed during daylight, the "massacre" according to Western propaganda, happened on the late night of 3rd and early morning of June 4th

By early morning of June 4th, the PLA already took control of Beijing, So the rioters started killing soldiers FIRST
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June 3rd is the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. According to UK diplomats, the Chinese government liked a minimum 10,000 of its own citizens. A thread of photos. Image
China at the time claimed hundreds of soldiers died but acknowledged only 23 dead civilians (whom it blamed and referred to as "thugs and counter revolutionaries") Image
China later 'admitted' that 2-300 civilians died after the Red Cross said the figure was in the thousands Image
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Thread. Seeing the anniversary of one of Americas colour revolutions in China is coming up, I thought it was time to repost what was lost. There are many myths regarding the supposed #TiananmenSquareMassacre, knowing what we know now, how America fabricates information...
Take a look at that Iconic Image, the western media portrays #TankMan as a symbol of defiance, but what is the truth? Did you know he lived? Did you know he was actually stopping the tanks from leaving the square the morning after? Did you notice he has two bags? Lets see below Image
Here we have the full video, as you can see he goes on his merry way, his friends even give the soldiers a wave, that second bag, where did that go? A gift for the soldiers perhaps, but that is speculation. Facts are he stopped them leaving, and he lived
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At least 9 artworks, including the oil painting "New Beijing" by Chinese artist Wang Xingwei that is viewed as a thinly veiled allusion to the deaths of pro-democracy protesters during the #TiananmenSquareMassacre" were removed as M+ in #HongKong…
"Images published by local media outlet Hong Kong Free Press on Thursday show a different painting in the spot where Wang's work had previously hung. Both Liu's original image and Wang's parody are owned by M+ and remain listed in the museum's online archive."
"Eight other artworks were also removed from view, including the painter Wang Guangyi's depiction of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong covered with a grid of red lines."
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1. Very strong language from @StateDept re reasons for govt official boycott of Chinese Olympic games.

“Now, of course that does not modulate at all our support for Team USA. We will be behind them 100 percent. We will be cheering them on. But of course,
2. we will not have any official or diplomatic representation that would send a signal that these Games represent anything akin to business as usual in the face of these ongoing atrocities, crimes against humanity, and the ongoing genocide.”
3. State does not use language like, “ongoing atrocities, crimes against humanity, and the ongoing genocide” without putting the onus on Islamic nations to follow suit. They won’t and so delegitimize their own regimes in the struggle against anti-Muslim bigotry and genocide.
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Wikipedia is considering bowing to the Communist Party of China by considering deleting this entry:… #China #TiananmenSquareMassacre #facts
Over 10,000 Chinese students were massacred by the Chinese government in early June of 1989.
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As the commemorations of June 4th come to a close this year, let's not forget the bravery and courage of the staff of the English department of Radio Beijing for broadcasting a short message of the massacre via shortwave radio to the world. [1/8]
The writer of this broadcast was the deputy director of the English department of Radio Beijing, Wu Xiaoyong, who was also the son of the Vice Premier at the time, Wu Xueqian. His decision to write and broadcast this message led to him being arrested for many years. [2/8]
A transcription of the recording: "中国国际广播电台。This is Radio Beijing. Please remember June the third, 1989. The most tragic event happened, in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Thousands of people, most of them innocent civilians, were killed by fully armed soliders..." [3/8]
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BBC journalist John Simpson who made up the #Tiananmensquaremassacre in 1989 sought me out & debated me. He said massacre occurred. He saw it, his crewmen filmed it. I repeatedly asked him for the video. He says go find them yourself. Upon pressure, he ran away & blocked me.
If he has the video of the massacre, one would think providing me with a link of the video would be easy....
He's the foremost prominent BBC reporter responsible for the worldwide #TiananmenSquareMassacre propaganda. He's the source everyone quotes from. He's the Adrian Zenz of #TiananmenSquareMassacre. And this is how far he can go with a debate. I haven't even begun!
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1. When I studied Chinese and PRC politics in the mid 1980's, we dealt with estimates of how many million peasants the CCP starved in a given year through a combination of incompetence and sociopathy. China and DPRK
2. are still birds of a feather. Just that China got better at luring the Capitalists to build the Chinese military and civilian economies. Fundamentally the game at the top has not changed since the 1980s.
3. The Reagan and Bush41 @CIA completely bought the CCP clever PR campaign. Like they did with Russia, they all just checked off a win and got high-fives from US business that could now make tons of money in former adversaries China and Russia.
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If the color revolution had succeeded in China in 1989, what would have happened? Here's a ready example: Russia.

In 1991, the USSR disintegrated. At the advice of US experts, Russia went through a disastrous "shock therapy", ie, it went from socialism to unbridled
2/ extreme capitalism within 500 days.

US was wild with joy. It was a huge historical strategic triumph. US/UK banks immediately moved in as vultures & successfully looted the entirety of the wealth of USSR with a minimal capital of 10 millions US$. Propaganda, US think tanks,
3/US economic and financial advisers played an important role in the engineering of utter ruin of Russia by producing Gordon Chang style reports creating panic & destroying Russian people's confidence in their country's future.

Rubles went from 1US$ = 1.5 RUB to 1US$ = 10000 RUB
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#China's Young People 'Know Little' of 1989 #TiananmenMassacre

The #Chinese Communist Party has successfully silenced any public discussion of the protest movement & the bloody crackdown

2/ As the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) clamps down on dissidents ahead of Friday's anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, younger people living in mainland China are largely unaware of the momentous events of the spring of 1989.
3/ Public memorials for the victims are banned, and any references to the People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s bloody suppression of the student-led protest movement are quickly deleted from the country's tightly controlled internet.
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A long thread on #TiananmenSquare Massacre: The Ugly and Brutal Face of Communism in #China on June 4, 1989

What exactly led to the peaceful protestors in China exactly 32 years ago?

Read till the end…
Tiananmen Square is located in the center of Beijing, the capital of China.

Tiananmen means "gate of heavenly peace."
April 15, 1989 - Hu Yaobang, a former Communist Party leader, died. Hu was a symbol of an open political system and democratic reforms.

April 18, 1989: Post his death, 1000s of mourning students march through the capital to Tiananmen Square, a walk towards democracy.
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#THREAD: At least 10,000 people died in #TiananmenSquaremassacre, a secret #British cable from the time says

Secret document say death toll was much higher than later reported, while claiming wounded students were bayoneted as they begged for their lives…
2/ First waves of troops went in unarmed to disperse the protesters. Then “The 27 Army APCs opened fire on the crowd before running over them. APCs ran over troops & civilians at 65kmh.” “Students were given one hour to leave square, but after five minutes, the APCs attacked.
3/ “Students linked arms but were mown down. APCs then ran over the bodies time and time again to make, quote ‘pie’ unquote, and remains collected by bulldozer. “The Remains were incinerated and then hosed down into the drains.”
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1/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

Over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

2/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

It's estimated that over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

3/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

It's estimated that over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

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Thread: #TiananmenSquaremassacre Victim: The #CCP Hasn’t Changed

”Why was there an order to start killing?” Fang Zheng asked.

"The only thing that has changed today is the methods the #CCP uses to control people"

2/ ”Why was there an order to start killing?” Fang Zheng asked. His simple query, among many other questions, has been unanswered for 3 decades. But Zheng—a victim turned activist whose legs were run over by a tank during the Tiananmen Massacre, is still fighting for the truth.
3/ The bloodbath, carried out by orders from the Communist Party (CCP), took the lives of throngs of Chinese students protesting for democratic reform on June 4, 1989. The regime continued to deny any involvement, & online searches of the incident are censored inside China.
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#JuneFourth: an elderly man was surrounded by over two dozen police officers outside Victoria Park just for holding banners that said conscience.
Last year, hundreds showed up at the Victoria Park, defying a ban to commemorate the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. This year, police sealed off the park, blocked cross harbour tunnels and reportedly deploy up to 7,000 officers across the city, to ensure it wouldn’t happen again.
“It’s a pity we cannot participate in the vigil this year,” said Lit Ming-wai, producer of May 35th, an award winning drama on June Fourth. She is bringing the flowers to attend the mass. “This will only make us remember this better.”
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