On This Day — May 17, 1989: Intellectuals’ response: Prominent intellectuals (incl. Yan Jiaqi, Bao Zunxin) draft declaration urging govt to recognize legitimacy of Students’ Autonomous Federation, promote political reform, eliminate corruption, and respect freedoms of press, thought, assembly
March of over one million: More than one million people march in Beijing, including workers, All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) officials, journalists, doctors, and nurses.
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30 years ago: Gorbachev meets Deng; protests grow
China Digital Times, May 16, 2019