2018 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 30, 2018
On June 4, 1989, a peaceful pro-democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square quickly became a battleground. Fang Zheng, a student at the time, was peacefully protesting for democracy when the Chinese government responded with extreme violence. As the military evacuated the square, a tank ran over Fang and crushed his legs. While the government has tried to pressure Fang to lie about his injury, he carries on the legacy of so many silenced youth and remains a voice of truth for the Tiananmen Square survivors.