Photos of 1989 Chinese Student Protests by Adam Najberg ’90 (Wall Street Journal)



The Tiananmen Square massacre took place 25 years ago this week.

As a junior abroad in 1989, Adam Najberg ’90, working as a stringer for The Washington Post, captured many historical student protests on film. Najberg’s photos chronicle student protests in Beijing as the fervor spread to students in hundreds of cities, changed from marches to organized bicycle brigades, and began to include Chinese citizens outside of the universities.

Aigo wu zui,” they said: “loving your country is not a crime.” See how these protests looked through the eyes of a Bowdoin College student at the time.

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