The timeline of the Pro-Democracy Demonstrations that took place in China in The Spring of 1989
The timeline of the Pro-Democracy Demonstrations that took place in China in The Spring of 1989:From the Death of Hu
Yaobang on April 15 to the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4, 1989
April 15 . Disgraced party leader
Hu Yaobang dies
April 18 . 2,000 Chinese students
demonstrate in Beijing's Tiananmen Square . 1,500 in Shanghai
April 19 . 5,0000 students march
through the streets of Beijing . 300 students are driven away from Communist
April 20 . 40,000 Chinese students
rally in Beijing . 3,000 demonstrate in Shanghai .
April 21 . Students march through
April 22 . 100,000 Chinese student
and sympathizers demonstrate in Beijing . protesters and police clash in
April 24 . Thousands of Chinese
students boycott classes .
April 27 . 200,000 Chinese March
to Tiananmen Square .
May 1 . Chinese leaders celebrate
May Day .
May 3 . Chinese leader reject
May 4 . Thousands of Pro-Democracy
students march through the streets .
May 6 . Chinese students vote to
continue to boycott classes .
May 13 . 1,000 students launch a
hunger strike in Beijing .
May 15 . Gorbachev meets with
Chinese officials . 2,000 in hunger strike in Beijing . 30,000 protesters in
Beijing . 200,000 Chinese students and workers occupy Central Beijing .
May 16 . Close to 1 million gather
in Beijing to protest for reform .
May 17 . 1,000,000 Chinese
demonstrate in 20 other cities for democracy .
May 18 . More protest in Beijing .
May 20 . Chinese leader declare
Martial Law in China . Beijing protester defy Martial Law .
May 21 . 200,000 students and
Pro-Democracy demonstrator pack Tiananmen Square .
May 22 . Chinese students form a
human barricade around soldiers .
May 23 . Hundreds of thousands
protest in Tiananmen Square .
May 24 . Protest continue .
100,000 march in Canton .
May 25 Protest continue.
May 26 . 20,000 occupy Tiananmen
May 27 . Protest continue in
May 28 . 100,000 rally in Beijing
May 29 . Crowds put up a Statue of
Democracy modeled after the Statue of Liberty .
May 30 . 11 protesters arrested .
May 31 . 4,000 march in
Pro-Government rally .
June 3 . Riot police use tear gas
against protesters .
June 4 . Chinese troops shoot
their way into Tiananmen Square killing score of students .
June 5 . Chinese Troops surround
Beijing campus . Protest in Shanghai against the Tiananmen Square Massacre of students .
shootings continue in the streets . Students rally at the Chinese Embassy in
Washington D.C. , Pittsburgh , Penn State College , and other places against
the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
June 6 . Thousands of students and
workers take to the capital of Xian . Demonstrations in Chengdu . Students
block the center of Changsha . Guangdong at a standstill . Students and
workers stop movement of trains in Wuhan .