A Day That Shook The World: Tiananmen Square massacre

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On 4 June 1989, soldiers from the Chinese People's Army massacred thousands of their own people, who had been protesting for democratic reforms.

Chinese soldiers opened fire indiscriminately on the crowd of protestors in the Beijing square, and while no official numbers have ever been released, it is thought that 3,000 Chinese were killed in the violence, with 10,000 more injured.

Soon after, dissidents were rounded up and put on trial; in effect quashing the protest movement in China.

Watch original British Pathe footage from the aftermath of the massacre, including award-winning reportage from Kate Adie, above.