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June 3rd, 2014
11:56 PM ET

China crackdown on dissidents & media on Tiananmen's 25th anniversary

IT is June 4th in China - where 25 years ago to the day, the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square took place.

The protests produced iconic images, such as the one of a man in a white shirt and black pants stepping in front of government tanks.

Today, Internet sites are down, dissidents have been rounded up, and channels like CNN are off the air as the nation tries make sure no one commemorates the events from 25 years ago.

Those protests, lead by pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989, and the military's response rocked the heart of Beijing.

China is making every attempt to erase this image and all traces of what happened that day.

CNN's David McKenzie has the report.


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