20 years Tiananmen Square, I remember walking down the road to their and freezing as I realised I was looking at the bit of the road where the guy stood in front of the tanks. I was with my gf of the time who during the protests lived in her family home less than a mile away. Her grandfather was Mao’s agriculture minister in the 60’s up to the Cultural Revolution. The thing nobody mentions is that the Chinese officials who crushed the protests had more genuine fear of student power than any other country because many government officials were purged and killed by students during the Cultural Revolution.
It was all so heartbreaking