June 4th, 1989
At our best, the United States inspires people around the world to reach for freedom and democracy. In the student led rallies in Tiananmen Square, the students built a statue of liberty as one of the centerpieces of their protest.
I remember watching the protests on TV, being thrilled by the power of people to get up and change their society.
AsiaPundit has a very good roundup, “16 years later.” Also, Rebecca MacKinnnon points out in an brief and moving post with excellent links:
Relatives of the dead continue to mourn, and are ostracized and threatened for doing so. Those who think the government should apologize are not free to speak.