1989 Democracy Movement Leaders Reunited on Capitol Hill
Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen
Massacre in 1989.
There are commemorations taking place around the world
in different styles.
Some student leaders from 1989 and witnesses of the massacre
hosted the commemoration on June 2nd on Capitol Hill.
It was titled: Commemorate June 4th in heaven and on earth
It covered the “64 survivors reunion
declaration at the 25th anniversary".
The activist host, 1989 student movement leader Wang Dan
announced that The World Siege protest started.
Wang Dan said: “The World Siege campaign is a symbolic call
to unite Chinese people on the mainland to end Communist
rule and realize the democracy in China with the continuous
spirit of the student movement.”
Wang Dan said that this activity will continue until the end of
the one-party autocracy in China.
Renmin University of China Website
Hacked to Support June 4
In the mainland, although June 4th memorial activities are
prohibited, people are still trying to commemorate the June
4th victims over the internet.
Many netizens “lit candles” on Sina Weibo, making
Sina cancel the candle icon supporting the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) ban.
However, on June 2, a network of anti-communist hackers
attacked the Beijing Renimin University of China data center
network and put the words “Eliminate CCP Bandits and
Rehabilitate June 4 ” on it.
The screen images were sent to twitter to show it off.
Amnesty International: Face History of June 4.
The international community have appealed to the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) to face history.
On June 3, human rights organization Amnesty International
called on the CCP to bring justice to the people responsible
for suppressing the Tiananmen Square democracy movement.
Amnesty International pointed out that the CCP cannot always
stop people commemorating June 4th by prohibiting speech.
Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council Called on China to
Remember June 4th.
On June 3, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council issued a
statement for the 25 anniversary of June 4th asking the
Chinese authorities to face and positively reflect on the
June 4th incident.
The Council noted that the unfortunate history
of June 4th is unforgettable.
History must be faced to heal the wounds
and motivate people move forward.
The Council also said that mainland authorities should show
sincerity to undertake, be responsible and reconcile.
By taking good care of June 4th victims and their families;
respect and tolerate pluralistic society views; protect human
rights dissents and human rights activists’ rights.