CHINA: Protest, Purge, Promotion

Arriving at dawn in Peking's vast Tien An Men Square, the protesters began placing wreaths in honor of the late Premier Chou En-lai at the Monument to the Martyrs of the Revolution. By 10 in the morning nearly 100,000 people had massed on the huge cobblestoned square, in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace. Suddenly, a scuffle broke out between demonstrators and militiamen guarding the monument; a student from Tsinghua University was badly bloodied. Some in the crowd tried to storm the Great Hall of the People on the northwest corner...

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