Tiananmen anniversary prompts heavy security

Jun 04, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 04: Plainclothes Chinese Paramilitary police officers march passed a portrait of the late leader Mao Zedong in front of the Forbidden City in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. Twenty-five years ago on June 4, 1989 Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed scores were killed and injured. Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China deployed its vast security apparatus on Wednesday to snuff out commemoration of the suppression of pro-democracy protests around Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, flooding the streets with police as censors scrubbed the Internet clean of any mention of the crackdown.

Background:

Few visitors, heavy security as China marks Tiananmen Square anniversary [LATimes]

China in security clampdown on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary [Reuters]

Beijing tense on Tiananmen massacre anniversary [BBC]

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