Tiananmen Square massacre: Communist Party still dares not publish the truth

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Опубликовано 31 мая 2014, 6:00
Wu Guofeng, a 20-year-old student, was among the first to die while attempting to document the Tiananmen Square protests.

Twenty-five years after the Tiananmen crackdown of June 4, 1989 the Communist Party continues to conceal the truth about the deaths of hundreds of victims including Wu Guofeng, a 20-year-old student who was among the first to die.

Shot in the head, shoulder and chest by the advancing troops, and then deliberately skewered through the belly with a bayonet, he was one of hundreds, perhaps thousands of Chinese citizens slaughtered during the Tiananmen Square crackdown that took place 25 years ago this week.

"I will never forgive them. It broke my heart," Song Xiuling, his 70-year-old mother, told The Telegraph in a rare interview on the eve of the anniversary.

"The Communist Party still dares not publish the truth," said Wu Dingfu, the dead student's father. "But one day it will emerge."
In the quarter-of-a-century since a night of carnage that is now simply known as the "June 4th incident", China's Communist leaders have fought tooth and nail to keep the truth about Tiananmen being known.

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