Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

[tyahn-ahn-men]
noun
a large plaza in central Beijing, China: noted especially as the site of major student demonstrations in 1989 suppressed by the government.
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Tiananmen Square [(tyahn-ahn-men)]

Location in Beijing of prodemocracy demonstrations that were brutally suppressed in 1989 by troops loyal to the communist regime of the People's Republic of China.

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