Monday, October 13, 2014
Exploration 4: Lilyan Eldadah
Part One: The thing that struck me the as the most important to remember and lard about the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989 was the cruel punishments that were given to civilians, when the things they did weren't even that bad. For instance journalist Yu Dongyue went to prison for seventeen years for throwing paint at a portrait of Mao Zedong. I just don't understand how the government or person in charge could think of putting someone in jail with murderers and criminals, because he threw paint at a portrait. That punishment, along with many others given to other civilians, is harsh and unusual, and I think that this is important to understand to know how bad the Tiananmen Square protests.