The Goddess of Democracy statue was erected early in the morning and placed in Tiananmen Square facing the portrait of Mao Zedong hanging from Tiananmen.
Official news program, in long criticisms, bitterly condemned the newly erected statue as a copy of the American Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Many students continued their hunger strikes. Some intellectuals and citizens also joined the fasting. They also decided to stay in the Square until June 20.
The students posted 4 demands: a lifting of martial law; the evacuation of troops from the square; no retaliation; and freedom of the press. The students claimed that there would be no negotiation with the government until these demands were met.
Beijing public security officers arrested eleven members of the "Flying Tiger Squad", a motorcycle club that played an important role in the demonstrations, carrying messages to and fro within the city and Tiananmen Square. They were arrested for disturbing public order. Three leaders of the Autonomous Workers' Union were also arrested. Several hundred people attended a rally outside the police station to protest the arrest.
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