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1989 Tiananmen Square protests

Li Peng Issued a Report Titled "On the True Nature of The Turmoil"

Thursday Jun 1, 1989
Beijing, China

On 1 June, Li Peng issued a report titled "On the True Nature of the Turmoil", which was circulated to every member of the Politburo. The report aimed to persuade the Politburo of the necessity and legality of clearing Tiananmen Square by referring to the protestors as terrorists and counterrevolutionaries. The report stated that turmoil was continuing to grow, the students had no plans to leave, and they were gaining popular support.


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