Visitors walk across Tienanmen Square in Beijing, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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China tightened security around Beijing's Tiananmen Square Saturday on the 27th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests, pointing to the enduring sensitivity over the events among the Communist Party leadership.Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people were killed as tanks and troops converged on Beijing on the night of June 3-4, 1989 .China's government has rejected their calls for an independent accounting of the events and those killed and maimed by soldiers.In a statement, it also urged the Chinese government to respect the rights and freedoms of all its citizens.
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