Yoho Statement on 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation released the following statement on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre:
“Thirty years ago, brave Chinese men, women, and children peacefully demonstrated for human rights and democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. They erected a statue named Goddess of Democracy to inspire the thousands who gathered in the name of freedom. The morning of June 4th, 1989, the Chinese Communist Party, using the People’s Liberation Army, attacked the square and proceeded to murder innocent civilians by the thousands.
“China’s government would like nothing more than to erase this slaughter from history, but the world will never forget this crime against humanity. Today we remember the victims who demonstrated for freedom and the families who still suffer from the loss on that horrific day.”