Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Remembering Tiananmen

Following the SPUC protest outside the Chinese Embassy in London, Fiorella Nash spoke about meeting a man during the demonstration who was keeping a silent vigil nearby. He was a former student activist in China who witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 and was a prisoner of conscience before escaping China in the early 90s. He has lived in exile in London ever since and campaigns for democratic change in China.

Nearly twenty years on, the hundreds of young people who were injured, imprisoned or killed for engaging in peaceful protest, have been largely forgotten by the world. However, their mothers are still campaigning for justice, gathering information about the atrocities carried out and calling for the right to mourn their loved ones. Please consider signing their petition