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ORIGINAL AIRDATE: November 6th, 1989 —
A Chinese student smuggles secret evidence of the Tiananmen Square massacre into MacGyver’s house boat
MISSION: A girl claiming to be a friend of MacGyver’s shows up at his door and stashes evidence of a foreign atrocity in his home. When she disappears into the Chinese embassy, it’s up to MacGyver to reveal the hidden information and rescue the girl.
This week’s highlights include:
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 (History)
The Tiananmen Square protests, commonly known in Chinese as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件)[a] were student-led demonstrations in Beijing in 1989. More broadly, it refers to the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests during that period, sometimes referred to as the ’89 Democracy Movement (八九民运). The protests were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law. In what became widely known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, troops with assault rifles and tanks killed at least several hundreds of student demonstrators trying to block the military’s advance towards Tiananmen Square. The number of civilian deaths has been estimated at anywhere between hundreds and thousands.
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_1989.
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