|Chang'an Avenue today -- completely different from what it looked like in 1989|
|Tiananmen Square is more a public park than public space|
Nevertheless, the movement grew so much that the student leaders now realized what it was like to run a mini state, trying to maintain the momentum of enthusiasm, trying to avoid factionalism and even coups, as well as mundane but urgent issues of sanitation on the square.
Eerily Chai alludes to this too in her interview with journalist Cunningham. At one point she says, "What we are actually hoping for is bloodshed" and "Only when the square is awash with blood will the people of China open their eyes."
Hou says outright that he never saw any student crushed by tanks, nor did he see any of them shot in the square.