White House commemorates Tienanmen Square while sending military to quash protests

On the 31st anniversary of China’s Tienanmen Square massacre, The White House has released a statement urging Beijing to respect human rights, including the right to protest, while simultaneously threatening to deploy the US military to quell civil rights protests across America.

The statement released by the White House today urged the Chinese government to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which the US is also a signatory, and to uphold the rights of it’s citizens.

“The American people stand together with all Chinese citizens in their pursuit of fundamental rights, including the right to accountable and representative governance and freedom of speech, assembly, and religious belief.”

These messages of peace and freedom from the President however seem be at odds with some detractors, notably the President. In an interview from a 1990 issue of Playboy Magazine, Trump expressed a slightly differing opinion on dealing with civil unrest.

“When the students poured into Tienanmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength,” stated the future President.

A brief ad:

“That shows you the power of strength.”

The Chinese government have made their own comments on the importance of democracy via state controlled television, responding “American politicians must ask themselves, on what grounds do they spew their sanctimonious nonsense? Shouldn’t they ask the American people for forgiveness?”



WRITTEN BY

The Shot
Share this story:

Our writers can't live off exposure, but they sure can die from it. You can donate or become a supporter to help us write more stories like this one.


Live in Sydney?
See some of The Shot's top writers live at The Shot's Annual Wrap - 12th December at the Seymour Centre. Book now.


Our entire range of stickers are now back in stock - $2 - Buy now from The Shot Store

Like us Facebook for more stories like this:


Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!