China Uncensored: Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation
China Uncensored: Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation

China Uncensored is a weekly satire show produced by NTD Television. The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Epoch Times.

Possibly the deadliest hoax in history. On January 21, 2001, a group of people set themselves on a fire in the center of Tiananmen Square. Chinese state-run media report they were Falun Gong practitioners who thought they’d go heaven for self-immolating. They broadcast that story every day for a year until the Chinese public, who used to be against the persecution, whole-heartedly supported it. But then people started asking questions about the footage. Things weren’t adding up and the Chinese media kept changing the story. Now, thirteen years later, it’s widely held the immolation was staged by the Chinese regime. And the result was a massive increase in detainment, torture, and deaths of untold numbers of Falun Gong practitioners.

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  • epazote

    Thank you for reporting on this…words fail at the abuses carried out by governments around the world.

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