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Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 The Tiananmen Protest of 1989 was an attempt to pursue freedom that ended very tragic and left the Communist Party Firmly in control. The spark was not democracy itself; it was the death of the former General Secretary of the Communist Party Hu Yoabang in April 17 th , 1989. Mr. Yoabang was a symbol to them of anti-corruption and political reform. The tens of thousands of university students begin to call for the press of freedom and other reforms. These demonstrations began to escalate in Beijing and other cities over China. The Party leaders fear these demonstrations might lead to chaos and rebellion. On April 22 nd more than 100000 university students assemble in Hu Yoabang’s memorial service where a few students carry a petition of demands and insisting on a meeting with the second ranking Party member Premier Li Peng. He does not respond and over the next few days, the students boycott their classes and organized unofficial student unions. On April 27 th , in Tiananmen Square, people gather and more demonstration thought out other cities of everyone who was against the “corrupt” government; over a quarter of Beijing was joined in this demonstration. The next day, Party leaders were

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