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China's Tiananmen Square Massacre

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  1. [2]
    cfabbro
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    Archive.org failed to properly capture all the images after the "Load 96 more images" fold. However, in the tank man topic, @balooga linked to an archive.is mirror of the same imgur post but with...

    Archive.org failed to properly capture all the images after the "Load 96 more images" fold. However, in the tank man topic, @balooga linked to an archive.is mirror of the same imgur post but with all the images working properly, so I have now change the topic link to that one instead.

    7 votes
  2. Moonchild
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    The images are very powerful. I think it's also worth taking a look at the cable itself.

    The images are very powerful. I think it's also worth taking a look at the cable itself.

    The army that has committed the atrocities in beijing is 27 army who are troops from shanxi province (?), are 60 percent illiterate and are called primitives.

    They were kept without news for ten days and told they were to take part in an exercise.

    On the night of 3/4 june 27 army was to attack from the west with other units from shenyang mr [smr].

    SMR troops tried to push back the crowds to let 27 army through. They failed and 27 army apcs opened fire on the crowd (both civilians and soldiers) before running them over in their apcs.

    Speculation. 27 army used because most reliable and obedient. Some considered other armies would attack 27 army but they had no ammunition.

    7 votes
  3. [7]
    FishFingus
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    The Imgur album was linked today on Reddit, but stopped displaying a few hours later. Most of the images here seem to be broken links, which presumably means they're lost now. The two graphic...

    The Imgur album was linked today on Reddit, but stopped displaying a few hours later. Most of the images here seem to be broken links, which presumably means they're lost now. The two graphic pictures I did see were quite new and vile to me.

    2 votes
    1. AugustusFerdinand
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      If you search the URL on reddit there's an odd lack of posts linking to it (meaning these results are only the posts that haven't been removed by admins/mods) and those that remain all seem to...

      The Imgur album was linked today on Reddit

      If you search the URL on reddit there's an odd lack of posts linking to it (meaning these results are only the posts that haven't been removed by admins/mods) and those that remain all seem to have comments that are oddly defensive of China, state that there was no massacre, or that the protestors were the aggressors.

      3 votes
    2. [3]
      suspended
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      Or China is mucking with the Internet Archive as well as Imgur. See this recent post here on Tildes.

      Or China is mucking with the Internet Archive as well as Imgur. See this recent post here on Tildes.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        hhh
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        seems unlikely. the Internet Archive from what I've seen has a lot of integrity and independence. it's much more likely that the images just weren't properly archived. especially since those that...

        Or China is mucking with the Internet Archive as well as Imgur

        seems unlikely. the Internet Archive from what I've seen has a lot of integrity and independence. it's much more likely that the images just weren't properly archived.

        especially since those that failed to archive were all under the "load more images" suggesting that those images just hadn't loaded in properly.

        6 votes
    3. [2]
      Kuromantis
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      Yes, but not all. Some of these images are still preserved in Buzzfeed, where the author got (some) of them from.

      Yes, but not all. Some of these images are still preserved in Buzzfeed, where the author got (some) of them from.

      1 vote
      1. suspended
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        And Buzzfeed got most of these from Getty Images here.

        And Buzzfeed got most of these from Getty Images here.

        3 votes