Watching American repression, 31 years after witnessing Tiananmen Square

Moments of protest, 31 years apart.

By Craig Calhoun, on behalf of the ASU Global Futures Laboratory

On this anniversary of the Tiananmen Square repression in China, it is a shock to see something similar happening in the US. But it really shouldn’t be.

On June 4, 1989, China used massive military and police force to suppress peaceful…