Pg. 17- A Soul Torn at Bayonet Point
Bayonet charges are exceptional in military history: due to their brutality, they are reserved only for the most critical and cruel of battles. It is thus difficult to comprehend how, on the streets of Beijing in 1989, a completely unarmed and defenseless college student could be attacked and killed by martial law troops with their bayonets. This student had already been shot a number of times, and barely had an ounce of strength left to resist when the soldiers went at him with their bayonets: it seems almost unimaginable, like something out of a horror movie.
Ding Zilin, the founder and leader of the Tiananmen Mothers wrote a book in 2005 about the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre. Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be releasing excerpts from the book in English.
Tiananmen Massacre Presentation