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25th Anniversary of the Tianamen Square Crackdown

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OCEAN CITY - To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown in China, Amnesty International of Cape May County held a special event.

In remembrance of the Tiananmen uprising on June 4th 1989, Amnesty International hosted a panel of human rights advocates.

The panel included guest speaker Zhao Huaguang, renowned poet and calligrapher.  Huaguang is a survivor of Tiananmen Square.

"I was locked up after the June 4th massacre and I was locked up because of my writing the poem and reading the poem at Tiananmen Square," said Zhao Huaguang.

"Our Amnesty group has been commemorating Tiananmen Square for the past 23–years and it's because it was such a profound event," explained Georgina Shanley, Coordinator of Amnesty International chapter of Cape May County.

After the June 4th massacre, Huaguang escaped from china and fled for 24 years before coming to the United States.

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