Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution

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Chapter 30

The Downfall of the
Gang of Four

A Letter to "Goebbels," Editor of "Rumormongering Daily"

The suppression of the Tiananmen Square movement indicated that the people had no freedom of speech, not even freedom of expressing their grief. Mao Zedong knew very well that the countless poems in praise of Zhou Enlai were actually the people's opposition to the practice of "personality cult." Because Mao Zedong's image had become sacred and inviolable during the Cultural Revolution, the people's resentment at the Cultural Revolution and disgust at the Criticize Deng movement could only be expressed through denunciation of the crimes of Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen.

Although the people's movement in Tiananmen Square was violently suppressed, their will to pursue justice could not be eradicated. On the evening of April 7, 1976, the radio sent out a broadcast of [the Party Central's] "Resolution of April 7" and the text of an article entitled "A Counterrevolutionary Incident in Tiananmen Square." Soon afterward, Li Jingchun, a staff member of the Central Broadcasting Bureau, put up two slogans: "Jiang, Zhang, and Yao, (vicious wolves) who are against Premier Zhou, will come to no good end!" and "Down with Jiang Qing, Yao Wenyuan, and Zhang Chunqiao!" Wang Qin, a deputy battalion commander of Beijing Military Command, put up on a white poplar tree a small-character poster entitled "My Opinion about the Current Situation" in which he denounced Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, and the like as "phony Marxists." He praised "Deputy Chairman Deng as our close friend" and called on the people to "learn from the heroes of the Tiananmen Square movement!" Slogans such as "Fight against those who oppose Premier Zhou!" and "Overthrow the reactionary clique of Zhang, Jiang, and Yao!" appeared on the door of the faculty dining hall of Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute.

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