Tiananmen Square Massacre (1989)

  • 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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Comments • 18 813

  • Simple History
    Simple History  6 months ago +16407

    Student leaders:

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


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


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


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

    • I am hacker - anonymous
      I am hacker - anonymous 6 days ago

      Simple History f

    • Tristan Griffitts
      Tristan Griffitts 6 days ago

      RESPECT EARNED+++++++++++++++

    • JSA Gaming
      JSA Gaming 13 days ago

      Stand with hong kong

    • Minn Khant Ko
      Minn Khant Ko 17 days ago

      Hey. I wanna request a vid about red bridge massacre. It happened in 1988 in Burma. Hundred of people died in this event and total thousands of ppl died all over the country. It started with democracy protest under heavy military regime that time.

    • Random Crit Crossbow Bolt!
      Random Crit Crossbow Bolt! 20 days ago

      Why did you write a blank comment?

  • DönerAufFußboden
    DönerAufFußboden 4 hours ago

    Sadly those protests of 1991 in USSR were successful.....

  • Leventhan
    Leventhan 5 hours ago

    In before censorship.

  • Tang Zhong Yu Mark Mark

    They also threw Molotov at police

  • Tang Zhong Yu Mark Mark

    Tiananmen incident was led by Maoists who wanted a second cultural revolution. Protesting against the right wing faction of the CPC. Maoists hate Deng Xiaoping because he was "revisionist".

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 8 hours ago

    "Remember no Chinese"

  • Vermino
    Vermino 17 hours ago

    1989: Tiananmen Square
    2020: Virginia

  • JLHartsock the Conqueror

    And yet idiots that don't know anything about history, think that communism will solve all their problems.

  • aniro
    aniro Day ago +1

    I don’t see anything

    THE KGB Day ago

    Good video, it's a real shame he committed suicide tomorrow

  • Phoenix Dawn
    Phoenix Dawn Day ago +1

    All that bloodshed and for what? a failing regime that strays further into darkness. It seems that they have failed to learn their lesson as history seemingly repeats itself in Hong Kong.

  • Sam Hammond
    Sam Hammond 2 days ago

    Remember kids. Just say no to communism.

  • Intellectual Turtle
    Intellectual Turtle 3 days ago +1

    I clicked on the video and everything just got censored:/

  • Bravo 6
    Bravo 6 3 days ago +1

    China wants to know your location

  • Tabgach Giyamhu
    Tabgach Giyamhu 3 days ago

    my parents were the uni students took part of the protest.they left before the tanks ran over their fellow protesters who died .i think they were stupid to do so.coz they could have lost their lives .and i'm not ethnic chinese.i'm the minority.to me i have no care for the well being of chinese people.i don't like them anyway.what would they bring to us minority even if they had democracy?look what the chinese nationalist thugs did to the taiwanese natives .they nearly wiped them out.taiwan doesn't even belong to the so called taiwanese who want independence from the mainland china today.they are also chinese who stole taiwan from the natives who are related to the filipinos.

  • abr a
    abr a 3 days ago +12

    List of facts:
    Humans need food
    The sky is blue
    Fire is dangerous
    The Tiananmen Square massacre happened

    • Umbrella Kitten
      Umbrella Kitten 16 hours ago

      chinese goverment doesnt know any of these 🇭🇰

  • santeri hiironen
    santeri hiironen 4 days ago

    And this is why people of any country should never give up theyr wepeons..
    If only they would have had any guns..

    • faith
      faith 2 days ago

      santeri hiironen there’s no need for unnecessary death. weapons should be used by those who need to use them- of which are not civilians. this wasnt a normal thing, people should never have died.

  • WencyLowee 2187
    WencyLowee 2187 4 days ago +4

    [This comment has been deleted by the Chinese Government]

  • Владлен Коминтерн

    I asked few Chinese guys about this story - they confirmed that the whole story is a Japanese propaganda and that I shouldn't trust people who eat dolphins. I googled and I found out that Japanese really do eat dolphins, therefore they didn't lie. Dirty japanese speculations! Shame on you, people of Japan!

  • Juan G
    Juan G 4 days ago +1

    Give me liberty or give me death

    HYUNG IL KOO 4 days ago +3

    Fun fact: One of Deng Xiaoping’s famous quotes is
    “ One does not care about the color of the cat, black or white, if it catches rats well. “
    He was one of the leaders that transformed China into the world power we know today

  • Daniel Peralez
    Daniel Peralez 4 days ago +3

    Why is the Chinese government removing comments on TheXvid?

  • Jonathan Powell
    Jonathan Powell 4 days ago +5

    What the Chinese did is what Nazis do, pure and simple.

  • All Nine Livez
    All Nine Livez 4 days ago +3

    Protestors: *exist*
    People's Liberation Army: "So anyway I started blasting".

  • Empire_Dev
    Empire_Dev 5 days ago +2

    5 demands! Not 1 than less!

  • Jimmy Delaney
    Jimmy Delaney 5 days ago +1

    Chinese authorities: " go disperse that crowd "

    Hold my beer

  • Jimmy Delaney
    Jimmy Delaney 5 days ago

    Wow I bet those tactics would work getting rid of the Democrat socialist over here

  • Trickster Zyro
    Trickster Zyro 5 days ago

    Sorry im like a year late. But is 7:58 the guy who was thought to be run over by a tank?

  • Killer Crac
    Killer Crac 5 days ago +1

    Bro I literally can’t see or hear this video. What is this black screen I see

  • Terrell Littleton
    Terrell Littleton 5 days ago +1

    We all know that nothing happened there in 1989. What’s with the video?

  • trupizza
    trupizza 5 days ago

    We all joke about this now, but it's a high possibility that this could happen in Hong Kong if China doesn't allow their freedom.
    Don't let more protesters die at the hands of corrupt governments. Stand with Hong Kong

  • Dragonhearted77
    Dragonhearted77 5 days ago

    Why is this just a comment section

  • Nebula
    Nebula 5 days ago

    This is happening now 😕

  • Alice's Husband
    Alice's Husband 5 days ago +1

    I hope I live to see China go democracy or get removed

  • NSA national security agency

    Deng xiaoping make china rich,and Chinese people is angry with it?

    • UncountedWall
      UncountedWall 5 days ago +2

      They were angry because they didn’t have freedom!

  • NSA national security agency

    It's two students stolen a gun from the police,and shoot the police

    • UncountedWall
      UncountedWall 5 days ago +2

      That didn’t happen. Besides, who cares, they are communist scum.

  • lol beginner
    lol beginner 6 days ago

    I thought this was about some guy got lost after shopping during an army parade...... Im not joking...

  • FNAvorite Fan
    FNAvorite Fan 6 days ago

    China: *exists*
    Communists in 1927: So anyway I started blasting.

  • Kingdomonfire
    Kingdomonfire 6 days ago

    Chinese sub please

  • Bernard Elmargi
    Bernard Elmargi 6 days ago +1

    Wow, how racist. He made all the Chinese people look the same. 😂

  • Dak Rom
    Dak Rom 6 days ago +1

    China has exited the chat

  • wulfrvm
    wulfrvm 6 days ago

    the what?

  • ForeverSunny3
    ForeverSunny3 6 days ago +5

    Let’s not forget the horrors then and now happening in China.

  • C7 Miller
    C7 Miller 6 days ago

    Do wounded knee

  • neriorus
    neriorus 6 days ago +1


  • R34P3R813
    R34P3R813 6 days ago

    Watched a 30 second ad to get 10 minutes of the chinese flag waving in the wind... Pfft

  • vault-tec representative

    as the stereotype goes they all look the same

  • Bold And B
    Bold And B 6 days ago +1

    Weird, why would simple history upload a 0 second video with no name or thumbnail?

  • Dallin N
    Dallin N 6 days ago +3

    1.8k dislikes are from the Chinese govt. and their loyal subjects

  • Omega Gamer9
    Omega Gamer9 6 days ago +3

    China is Literary rigged, if you live in china I suggest you move to the US like me, or canda, or the UK whatever

  • Vengeful Venom
    Vengeful Venom 6 days ago

    If they kill young Chinese people, there wont be enough people to join the army and repopulate. This is also why I hate China and their leaders.

  • Creeper S
    Creeper S 6 days ago

    Interesting video, what about videos about Ludlow Massacre which took place in Colorado and Kent State massacre? You know what? USA is not "FREE" at all, if you have ever learnt some simple history, and BTW, you guys just keep saying "FREE HK", let me tell'ya, get enrolled in US army or maybe become the US president and declare a war on China will be more practical, you guys just typing in front of the facking screen and spitting bulls**ts, if you really have balls, buy a ticket and fly to HK, to see what is actually happening.

  • Jon5 Ch1mp02
    Jon5 Ch1mp02 6 days ago

    What is this really all blank

  • Cal Kestis
    Cal Kestis 7 days ago

    Disliked because this entire video is false information.

    • Gabriel Petkov
      Gabriel Petkov 20 hours ago

      @Cal Kestis 🇨🇳China:umm that's strange,the people just disappeared

    • Cal Kestis
      Cal Kestis 2 days ago

      @The Jope Toons look at my last reply.

    • The Jope Toons
      The Jope Toons 2 days ago +2

      @Cal Kestis Just ask Chinese coverment about it, they know that it didn't happen. And who would know better than the great goverment?

    • Cal Kestis
      Cal Kestis 4 days ago

      @The Jope Toons Everyone knows the Tiananmen Square Massacre never happened.

    • The Jope Toons
      The Jope Toons 6 days ago +3


  • Esketxd
    Esketxd 7 days ago +1

    To the people saying this is propaganda: Why would the Chinese government refuse to speak out or let news escape out of the country from this event? Surely they wouldn't want to hide it if they didn't commit a massacre

  • Entity
    Entity 7 days ago

    This is why the second amendment is important. Or just citizens bearing arms in general.

  • Das Gupfanör
    Das Gupfanör 7 days ago

    „Now we are in the history rich CHOINA in Tyaihmin square. A loot of foighting is going on round the year including a FANTASTIC massacre that took place in 93“

  • Gaming Gator
    Gaming Gator 7 days ago

    Hahaha Chinese can’t watch this

  • random person
    random person 7 days ago

    This Video in China Be Like nothing Move Along

  • Travis Yelland
    Travis Yelland 7 days ago

    Knowing how china is i bet 10,000 dead is a small estimate