In Wuhan, university students organized protests against the provincial government. By the end of May more than one million protesters had gathered in Tiananmen Square. Its laying-party was on April 17 and a larger-than-expected crowd assembled.
Chinese students hold aloft a banner calling for freedom, democracy and enlightenment on the Martyrs Monument in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, festooned with a giant portrait of Hu Yaobang, April 19, The soldiers have been told not to open fire, but they have also been told that they must clear the square by a.
More than seven thousand students from local colleges and universities march to Tiananmen Square, Beijing, May 4, to demonstrate for government reform.
Gabriel H. Instead of scaring students into submission, it squarely antagonized the students against the government. Three days later, thousands of grieving students marched through Beijing, calling for a more democratic government in Hu's honor.