A presentation on a historic event is happening in a couple of weeks. Attendees will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the history of it.
The Tian’anmen Square Massacre occurred on June 4, 1989 after the Chinese government ordered troops to end protest at the Square in Beijing. The end result was many civilian casualties and injuries. An iconic image was created at this event, “Tank Man.” The image shows someone jumping in front of Chinese tanks as an effort to stop them from moving forward.
The Cold War Museum and Old Bust Head Brewing Company are hosting the special 30th Anniversary presentation on the Tian’anmen Square Massacre. Starting at 2 p.m. on June 30 the event is being held at the Old Bust Head Brewing, 7134 Farm Station Road in Vint Hill. Tickets are $35 in advance, if space is still available they will be $45 at the door.
A National Security Agency China expert, Greg Nedved, will be in attendance. Nedved spent most of his professional career working with the Chinese language in various ways such as a translator, analyst, and instructor. He will be answering questions regarding the massacre.
This article was written by Staff Writer Amber Dunn.