20 yrs. ago today students massacred

Today, June 4th, marks the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen
Square Massacre.

Twenty years ago, the world was shocked and horrified by the
images of Chinese tanks opening fire on Chinese students,
laborers, and even government workers, who were peacefully
protesting for democracy and human rights. Equally as shocking
was the Chinese government’s denial that the massacre ever

For the past twenty years, China’s leaders have done everything
in their power to make the world forget Tiananmen Square.

But we will never forget.

Tibetans and their supporters have taken to the streets to show
solidarity with the victims of the Tiananmen massacre, their
families, and with those Chinese who continue to struggle for
democracy and human rights in China, despite the risk of arrest
and imprisonment.

Watch Lhadon’s speech at the Tibetan solidarity vigil last night
in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York City.

In Hong Kong today, more than 100,000 people gathered in
Victoria Park to commemorate the anniversary and to call for
democracy in China. For photos and to read more, click here:

This commemoration of unprecedented size represents hope that
change will come to China and to Tibet.

Here are a few simple ways you can support human rights on this
important day:

Visit the SFT blog for video, photos, and articles on Tiananmen
Square, including a powerful op-ed (http://is.gd/OoeK) by former
Tiananmen student leader Wu’er Kaixi.

Watch and share Human Rights Watch’s video: “China: Tiananmen’s
Unhealed Wounds.”

Please donate today and help SFT continue its vital work for
freedom and human rights in Tibet and China.

In solidarity,

Tendor, Kate, Lhadon, Chand, Heather & everyone at SFT HQ



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