How The Times covered Tiananmen Square

By Maloy Moore, Ben Welsh contact the reporters

On June 4, 1989, Chinese Communist Party leaders sent the military to clear pro-democracy students from Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Troops fired on unarmed demonstrators. Here is how coverage of the events appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times.

June 4, 1989

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Sources: Times archives