TIANANMEN SQUARE MASSACRE - REACTION

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Jeremy Thompson of ITN reports on the confusion in Beijing with the latest troop movements in the Chinese government's crackdown on pro-democracy protests. The Chinese authorities have spoken of the large numbers of civilian deaths in the army attack on Tiananmen Square.

Senior government officials say nearly 300 people have been killed and most of them soldiers, but observers are still maintaining that thousands of civilians were killed in the massacre. Tim Leward reports.

Rory Newsam reports on the evacuation of New Zealanders from Beijing..

Graeme McGuire, New Zealand Embassy spokesperson, speaks about how the proximity of the tanks prompted the evacuation from the embassy.

Foreign Minister Russell Marshall talks about summoning the Chinese Ambassador to the Beehive, where he says he left the ambassador in no doubt about the depth of feeling in New Zealand, about the slaughter going on in Beijing.

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Year 1989

Reference number 4512

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Marshall, Russell, 1936-
McGuire, Graham

Duration 00:10:48

Date 07 Jun 1989