9/03/2010

Anaheim Ducks towel invades: Tiananmen Square



Submitted by: BuckyHermit (from Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Country: China
Province: Municipality of Beijing
District: Dongcheng District and Xicheng District
Location: Tiananmen Square [map]
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Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. It is located near the geographical center of Beijing and is the site of many historical movements. It is located immediately south of the Forbidden City. Built in 1651, it was enlarged to its current size in 1958. During the Boxer Rebellion, this is where foreign troops assembled their troops. In 1919, it was the site of the May Fourth Movement; it was also the site of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1979. It is also in front of this square that Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China following the Chinese Civil War. However, its most well-known event is the infamous Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989, when the government ordered the brutal killings of students pushing for democracy. A few meters from the square is the site of the world famous "Tank Man" photograph.

This is a sensitive area and Anaheim Ducks Towel Invasions does not recommend future towel invasions of this location.
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