'Troops laughed at Tiananmen crackdown'

June 4, 2014 3:21 AM

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'Troops laughed at Tiananmen crackdown'

Washington: Troops deployed from China's provinces laughed as they shot randomly at pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, according to a US account declassified for the 25th anniversary.

The US documents, released on Tuesday by the National Security Archive at George Washington University which obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act, showed chaos and confusion sweeping across China as authorities crushed the student movement on the night of June 3-4, 1989.

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