Radio Beijing: June 3, 1989

  "Tank Man" temporarily stops the advance of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, in Beijing.   This photograph (one of four similar versions) was taken by   Jeff Widener   of the   Associated Press  . (Source: Wikipedia)

"Tank Man" temporarily stops the advance of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, in Beijing. This photograph (one of four similar versions) was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press. (Source: Wikipedia)

In this off-air recording of Radio Beijing, made on June 3rd, 1989, you'll hear the news reader/editor depart from the script and comment on the massacre of protestors in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

It’s believed this announcer was detained shortly after the broadcast and spent years in a detention (re-training) camp.

We have few details about the shortwave radio listener who recorded this Radio Beijing broadcast.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below: