“China trying to erase history,” says US Secy Antony Blinken on 33rd anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Blinken stated that the US honours and always tries to protect human rights wherever they are violated.

On Saturday, June 4, commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre US Secretary of State Antony Blinken bashed China for threatening humanity.

Blinken stated that the US honours and always tries to protect human rights wherever they are violated. “33 years have passed since the world watched brave demonstrators and bystanders peacefully demand democracy in Tiananmen Square. Despite the removal of memorials and attempts to erase history, we honour their memory by promoting respect for human rights wherever threatened,” Blinken wrote on Twitter.

In April 1989, students, workers and others had gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square for peaceful protests against the Chinese government. The government had ordered a mass killing of pro-democracy demonstrators. The government further carried out a nationwide crackdown and arrested thousands of protestors.