No place of publication. No details of publisher. 1989. Stock ID #160520
Rare original Tiananmen Square/June 4th Protests, poster jointly issued by Beijing Municipal People's Government and the Martial Law Troops Command on June 5th 1989. In very good condition. Text in Chinese, sheet measures 78.2 x 54cm. Two very small spots of browning, otherwise in very good condition. Text in Chinese, sheet measures 78.2 x 54cm. The poster clearly states the government's tough stand on any kind of participation of the student demonstration and it encourages people with any useful information to come forward to the authorities. In the notice, the government names the student demonstration as "counter-revolutionary riots", therefore all of the participants become the "elements" of counter-revolutionary riots. The notice claims that those "elements" stole military firearms to attack and kill soldiers of PLA, armed police officers and soldiers, police officers and many innocent civilians during the counter-revolutionary riots. Moreover, the "elements" smashed and burnt police and military vehicles, and buses; they viciously attacked the critical government organisations and the police department. Immediate crackdown and zero tolerance policy should be applied.
Four detailed guidelines are given:
1. Counter-revolutionary activities like smashing, plundering, burning and killing shall be prohibited immediately. Officers on duty and civilians who encounter such activities have the right to take any measures required to stop the disruptive riots.
2. Participants of such counter-revolutionary activities shall turn themselves in to the police and to the management personnel at their work.
3. All missing guns and ammunitions owned by the Martial Law Troops shall be turned over to the police. Concealing the guns and ammunitions or handling them without authorisation is prohibited. Those who refuse to cooperate with authorities are to be treated as accomplices of those in unlawful possession of and guilty of the robbery of guns and ammunitions.
4. Cadres, workers, university students and the general public are encouraged to report the criminal acts carried out by the counter-revolutionary elements. Any informant who provides crucial information will be given abundant rewards. Whoever fails to report or covers up for the criminals will be investigated and punishment will be applied depending on the depth of his or her legal responsibility and the seriousness of the offense. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160520).