Don't Try Searching For 'Tiananmen Square' In China Today

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Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the brutal end of the ‘Tiananmen Square’ protests in Beijing — protests that, while never officially acknowledged, are believed to have results in hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths.But if you are in China, you may have difficulty finding more information.

“Tiananmen,” “square,” “six four” and “never forget” and even “candle” searches on Chinese search engines are returning no results, the BBC reports, while searches on social network Weibo for “23” — or any combinations of 4, 6, 8, and 9 — are blocked, the WSJ reports.

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