Tiananmen Square Massacre (1989)

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  • Published on Jul 19, 2019
  • Tiananmen Square, in the heart of the Chinese capital Beijing, has been a place of enormous significance in modern Chinese history.
    For seven weeks in the spring and early summer of 1989, it was the focus of unparalleled protests by students and workers against the political and economic system, leading to a brutal government crackdown and international condemnation of the communist regime.

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  • Simple History
    Simple History  2 months ago +13260

    Student leaders:

    Wang Dan
    Wu'erkaixi
    Chai Ling
    Shen Tong
    Liu Gang
    Feng Congde
    Li Lu
    Wang Youcai

    Hardliners:

    Deng Xiaoping
    Li Peng
    Yang Shangkun
    Yao Yilin
    Chen Yun
    Qiao Shi
    Li Ximing
    Chen Xitong
    Chi Haotian
    Liu Huaqing
    Li Xiannian

    Moderates:

    Zhao Ziyang
    Hu Qili
    Yan Mingfu
    Bao Tong
    Wan Li
    Xi Zhongxun
    Xu Qinxian

    Intellectuals:

    Liu Xiaobo
    Wang Juntao
    Dai Qing
    Hou Dejian
    Cui Jian
    Zhang Boli
    Chen Mingyuan

    • Simon Roh
      Simon Roh 2 days ago

      Simple History can u do a video about Jurgen Hinzpeter

    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez 2 days ago

      They will never be forgotten.

    • bigstrudel
      bigstrudel 6 days ago

      They failed. Now China is a high tech prison that Orwell could take tips from.

    • pui hang lee
      pui hang lee 7 days ago

      And hu yaobang who sparked the mournings

    • top man
      top man 8 days ago +1

      What's the point in uploading a ten minute blank screen this doesn't make sense

  • Walter Hung
    Walter Hung 17 hours ago

    This is what the communist government will do just to shut the people up how is this even supportable in any sense this is what the Hong Kong peoples are fighting against 光復香港時代革命

  • Edgy Bat Furry
    Edgy Bat Furry 18 hours ago

    Why did I watch 10 minutes of nothing?

  • MineCraftBoi 69
    MineCraftBoi 69 Day ago +1

    Why is the video blank?

  • Breezy Mods
    Breezy Mods Day ago

    Hows china in 2019? I wouldn’t watch this video if it was on chinas youtube channel.. lets put it that way.

  • America is dying. Repent

    Who, besides me, members tank man being run over by the tank?

  • joe stalin
    joe stalin Day ago

    The PLA is a nervous paper Tiger,Xi Jingping has lost Face in a spectacular fashion Hong Kong.

  • Logan Bowen
    Logan Bowen Day ago

    Why is nothing there

  • angel marte
    angel marte Day ago

    The retention of power has its price, No leader stays in power for being soft, but not until the people unite, can a despot be outed for good.

  • Donald Dong
    Donald Dong Day ago +1

    hi

  • ivangames Rangel

    Why people invent this?

  • jdfslmgkcfryl
    jdfslmgkcfryl Day ago

    The world should know about this! Thank you for bringing out the truth.

  • Scott MacDonald
    Scott MacDonald Day ago

    I heard that even years after the riots the Chinese government killing people who are involved in it. Not only have the Chinese removed it from their history they pretty much removed everyone that was involved in it too.

  • Iloopau
    Iloopau Day ago

    Chinese students: We have information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Cli-

  • Tangy Tofu
    Tangy Tofu Day ago +1

    People's Liberation army? More like Massacre People Army.

  • Soup Can
    Soup Can Day ago +2

    UN: *Doesn’t Mind the millions of War Crimes*
    Me: bruh.

  • Elkabong53708
    Elkabong53708 2 days ago

    Tiananmine square massacre is a western lie, its all one big fat lie spread by captalists. There is zero proof anybody was killed. Communists don't wantonly kill people unlike Americans who murder tens of thousands literally daily. Yet you don't hear the western media reporting that bloodshed.

  • Enes Kemal
    Enes Kemal 2 days ago +1

    *what I thinking give a man, give a man champagne young Chan*

  • i love aleczej
    i love aleczej 2 days ago

    Why are leftists always so evil

  • Bimmer Won
    Bimmer Won 2 days ago +3

    Even the people who live in communist countries hate communism. They need help to be liberated and get a taste of that delicious pure American freedom.

  • Ryan Owczarczak
    Ryan Owczarczak 2 days ago

    And this is why we Americans have the 2nd amendment.....

  • ShadowReaper2006
    ShadowReaper2006 2 days ago

    Seize the means of production!

  • B L
    B L 2 days ago

    Here's another account:
    www.liberationnews.org/tiananmen-the-massacre-that-wasnt/

  • Dan Hawk
    Dan Hawk 2 days ago

    Hey simple history, do informational videos like these ever get demonitized because of stuff like the guns present in the video?

  • Garry M
    Garry M 2 days ago

    Same thing is about to happen in hong kong. Only difference is the whole world will be watching

  • Kim Lau
    Kim Lau 2 days ago

    Simple history uploaded nothing on 21 July 2010

  • GFC Moto
    GFC Moto 2 days ago

    Ah yes. That thing that never happened because Communisim is perfect.

  • Harrison Ressler
    Harrison Ressler 2 days ago

    They didn't kill the leaders?
    Wow

  • Harrison Ressler
    Harrison Ressler 2 days ago

    Was the hunger strike a dry strike?
    Meaning they didn't drink any water.

  • Zach C.
    Zach C. 2 days ago

    Oh nice, regular day in China 1989, nothing out of the ordinary.

  • Imperial Dovahkiin
    Imperial Dovahkiin 2 days ago +1

    Fake news, this never happened.

    Source: Chinese Community Party

  • Un-ironic Reference.
    Un-ironic Reference. 2 days ago +1

    “They’re not loot boxes, they are surprised mechanics.”
    Tiananmen Square Massacre (1989): it’s not *Riot* control, its surprise *Riot* Removal.

  • Axis Productions
    Axis Productions 2 days ago

    Isn't it ironic? The Russian tsar who was against communism did the same

  • Lets be Frank
    Lets be Frank 2 days ago

    Some people did something

  • Neo2266
    Neo2266 2 days ago +1

    funny, this is still unrestricted in china

  • C. Reed
    C. Reed 2 days ago +2

    Chinese with vpn's: (●´ω`●)

  • Tom HE
    Tom HE 2 days ago

    You know what? l thought the cyber wall was a prison, keeping me away freedom, now l see, it is a Great Wall, protecting me from western "freedom" and "democracy". How many sides there are, how many truth there will be, so have you went through every truth? As a Chinses, l will definitely support the so-called " Massacre ", after l knew the truth l could find. if you hate China, just say "fxxk China" l may dislike you, but you are respectful enemies. However, attacking China with those "100% truth" only shows you are ignorant and NAIVE, I will compare you to the rats in sewers. By the way, HongKong riots is very similar to this event, go check out, if you are really seeking the truth, or you are just a "double-standards" person, only viewing what fit your mind. lol

  • BigNosedGod
    BigNosedGod 2 days ago

    D I D N ' T H A P P E N

  • foundation
    foundation 2 days ago

    01:37 top 10 anime fight

  • Missle Stinger
    Missle Stinger 2 days ago

    Past Tiananmen Masscure
    Ongoing Hongkong
    Future Taiwan

    The sad thing is nowdays in mainland China, a new emperor is on his crown and everyone is praising.

  • σğυz тυиç
    σğυz тυиç 3 days ago

    it is stupid that you are not demonitized with all these blood, gore and severity in your videos yet channels like armchair historian needs to stop producing videos because het cant earn any more money. Perfect youtube hypocracy!

  • TabbyclawProductions

    You know it's serious when the end credits and stuff is just silence like that

  • Strazer
    Strazer 3 days ago

    Tiananmen Square Massacre: *happens*

    Chinese Government: Not real didnt happen

  • onewhosaysgoose
    onewhosaysgoose 3 days ago +3

    Not particularly interested in watching a video at the moment, but had to click this just to piss of PRC.

  • Yannick 73
    Yannick 73 3 days ago

    Thanks for taking a look, at this harsh subject. Nice it did not get demonetized, as I thought it should have (given the crackdown on controversial content).

  • Miguel Vieira
    Miguel Vieira 3 days ago +1

    The country that should have not survived...

  • Joe David
    Joe David 3 days ago

    Is anyone else having trouble with this video? It just shows up as a blank screen

  • John Moore
    John Moore 3 days ago

    Hey, how about those Olympics!

  • NarodowoPaństwowy
    NarodowoPaństwowy 3 days ago

    [Event Where Nothing Happened] (1989)

  • Benji Griffin
    Benji Griffin 3 days ago

    Who else is watching this bc they play rdr2

  • Runaway 12 year old
    Runaway 12 year old 3 days ago

    Nice Fiction video Simple History

  • Wings of duty cyka blyat Vn

    Hmmm. Why this still not banned in Vietnam?

  • Painted Shark
    Painted Shark 4 days ago

    Real china is to unite people,not killing civilians,they should have send those sentence to death for the goverments and the soldiers

  • Bulbo Baggins
    Bulbo Baggins 4 days ago +1

    Why is the video 10 minutes of nothingness

  • Paranoid Android
    Paranoid Android 4 days ago +1

    Obligatory nothing happened comment here

  • Ian Chesney
    Ian Chesney 4 days ago

    Yeah 2end amendment is outdated ban all guns now!

  • pek pek kantotero
    pek pek kantotero 4 days ago

    800 to 10,000 dead??!!! what an F-in spread!!! why not make it 200,000 massacred?? gee, i am wondering why george bush sr. did not allow these news to be front and center in american news back then?? because they do not care!!! because america only cares for the interest of american companies agreement with the chinese government to enslave the chinese people to make cheap goods!!! does the HK chinese think that ameriKKKa and the UK gives a damn about them? think again! HK chinese are not even allowed to legally migrate in those countries!

  • Ian Salyer
    Ian Salyer 4 days ago +2

    *[This comment was removed by the Chinese government.]*

    • OneBot
      OneBot 3 days ago +2

      [Removed]

  • Jonatan Marklund
    Jonatan Marklund 4 days ago +1

    Dictators: make revolution and demand reform
    People: making revolution and demanding reform
    Dictators: *NOT LITERALLY*

  • Joaquín Guajardo
    Joaquín Guajardo 4 days ago

    youtube's really gone downhill, a million views for uploading a blank video.