Master issue with reuploads of everything: https://github.com/cirosantilli/china-dictatorship/issues/225
Good photo selections:
2014 https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/06/1989-tiananmen-square-protests-photos/100751/ "Photos: The 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests". This is one of Ciro’s favorite photo selections.
2014 http://www.ursulagauthier.fr/tiananmen-15-minutes-dapocalypse/ (archive) a few gory photos
2015 https://allthatsinteresting.com/tiananmen-square-massacre "The Hidden History Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre"
2019 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gabrielsanchez/pictures-tiananmen-square-anniversary "These Horrifying Pictures Show The Tiananmen Square Protests Like You’ve Never Seen Them"
2020 https://nsfw.xxx/post/tiananmen-square-masacre-photos-3394466?page=1 has some decent gore. Original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/MorbidReality/comments/h828c1/tiananmen_square_masacre_photos/
2021 https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/the-making-of-icons/ by Stuart Franklin himself
AP footage is pretty good, just do a search on the archive:
Soldiers who spoke up:
Zhang Shijun (张世军) is perhaps the most notable soldier who spoke up:
2018-06-04 RFA interview
2009-03 published an open letter
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/mar/20/tiananmen-square-china-zhang-shijun "Zhang Shijun taken from home in middle of the night after publishing open letter to Chinese president Hu Jintao"
Other interesting links:
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/june4_poetry Chinese poetry anthology about Tiananmen collected by Radio Free Asia (RFA, 自由亚洲电台, USA government media)
Guarantee human rights!
Patriotism is not a crime!
Brutality is shameful!
Freedom of speech!
Yaobang lives on!
Transcripted at: http://www.tsquare.tv/chinese/film/ghp02.html
Transcript at http://www.tsquare.tv/chinese/film/ghp06.html:
Man: PLA officers and soldiers, I beg you, and as a student representative, I beg you: show your justice and courage, and be a people’s army and soldiers of the people’s sons and brothers [the students protesting], instead of being dominated by a small group of people, being the henchman of a small group, becoming criminals of the Chinese nation!
Woman: Do you know?! What are we doing you know?! Brothers in the People’s Liberation Army, you protect the people and students, you can’t come to suppress them, you can’t do this, you can’t do this!
This is the blood of a classmate, I am not hurt. When I was carrying my classmate, the back of the classmate’s neck was full of hot blood, and I couldn’t stop it. I didn’t stop it with two towels. There was blood in his mouth and blood all over his face.