onsdag 29. mai 2019

Photographer Releases Never-Before-Seen Tiananmen Protest Photos

A photographer has for the first time shared photos of the Tiananmen Square protests to commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. All 2,000 photos were hidden for the past three decades until now. Photographer Liu Jian hopes that the Chinese people won’t forget about the significance of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and that future generations will learn about its history through his photos.

“Tiananmen Square is still there. People who have experienced the massacre are still alive. But the young Chinese don’t know about it,” Liu told the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times on May 7.

Liu said when he asked his teenage daughter about it early this year, she had no idea about the protest and massacre that happened on June 4, 1989. He received similar responses from other young people. “I was very shocked. It’s such a big thing, but people don’t know it anymore and it was just 30 years ago,” Liu said.