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Advisory Text: June 4, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the violent crackdown of peaceful pro-democracy protestors in Tiananmen Square, China. A quarter-century after this brutal event, the protestors' brave confrontation of an unjust, repressive government continues to inspire human rights activists all around the world. Sign the pledge today to show your solidarity.
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On June 4, 1989, what started as a seven-week peaceful, pro-democracy rally turned into a massacre on the streets of Beijing. The world watched in horror as the Chinese military ruthlessly turned its weapons on its own people who non-violently demanded reform in their government, freedom of speech, and freedom of press.

These demonstrators were repressed by hardline leaders who ordered the military to enforce martial law in the country's capital. Unarmed civilians who attempted to block the military's advance towards the students' camp at Tiananmen Square were attacked by troops with assault rifles and in tanks.

Many lost their lives or were wounded by the Chinese military. It is unknown exactly how many, the numbers suppressed by Chinese officials. Numerous leaders of the movement were arrested.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has worked hard to erase the event from Chinese history and culture. The Chinese are forbidden from discussing what took place on June 4, 1989 and state-run media blocks or censors any information relating to the massacre.

But the world has not forgotten.

China needs to know that the world remembers the terrible tragedy of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Sign your name below showing you remember for the Pro-Democracy Movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and honor those who made sacrifices in the name of democracy in China. Their confrontation of an unjust, repressive government continues to inspire human rights activists all around the world.

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Petition Signatures

Sep 2, 2014 Jessica Mulqueen
Sep 1, 2014 Sheila Ward
Aug 31, 2014 mercy myers
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 Carol Page
Aug 28, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 24, 2014 Cassie Porter The images of that day will never leave my mind.
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Paola Ballanti
Aug 21, 2014 Mary McBride
Aug 19, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2014 Clara Madrigal-Bermudez
Aug 15, 2014 David Murray
Aug 15, 2014 Elaine Brown
Aug 15, 2014 TUSHAR SEN
Aug 15, 2014 Karl Moore
Aug 15, 2014 Susan Hahn
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) Pray for World Peace
Aug 15, 2014 dogan ozkan
Aug 15, 2014 Pasquale Cavallo
Aug 15, 2014 Tobey Thatcher
Aug 15, 2014 Debbie Verdugo I remember! I also remember Tibet!
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 theresa hebron
Aug 15, 2014 Hayane Santiago
Aug 15, 2014 Mary Bereiter
Aug 15, 2014 Pamela Dugan
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 James Williams
Aug 15, 2014 Marion Hulen I
Aug 15, 2014 Lorraine brabham
Aug 15, 2014 Gigi Middlebrook I remember the Pro-Democracy movement like it was yesterday. I watched and cried for those people brave enough to die for what they believed in. I will never forget those who died and those who have been punished and jailed.
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) It is very important to treat all people humanely, and respect everyone.
Aug 15, 2014 Edesa Warda
Aug 15, 2014 Susan Pencall
Aug 15, 2014 Sandra Carp
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 Teresa Tejeda
Aug 15, 2014 Robert Cannon
Aug 15, 2014 David Sakho To the Chinese Government: Grant justice to the victims of Tianamen Square on this, the 25th anniversary.
Aug 15, 2014 Maria del Pilar Barranco
Aug 15, 2014 Hilde B
Aug 15, 2014 Therese Kutscheid
Aug 15, 2014 Sherry Muncrief
Aug 15, 2014 BRIAN POTTER Peace and Love.
Aug 15, 2014 Mary Chapman
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 Magdalena Gwozdziak
Aug 15, 2014 Christine Blackburn

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