attitude of the government and public security fighters was in handling these incidents. This is one thing.
Next, I think we cannot deny the fact that in every student demonstration, there are always a few bad elements, as well as the idlers in the society. For instance, those who were engaged in beating, smashing, and looting in Xi'an and Changsha were idlers.
[ He Dongchang:] There were also some perverts.
[ Yuan Liben:] . . . Students should know that the government is not opposed to them. Although we disapprove of some of your actions, from the bottom of our hearts, we still regard you as children, and you are our students. This is the basic idea. I hope students will go back and convey this idea to other students. You can also calmly analyze the two demonstrations. This much I have to say. . . .
[ He Dongchang:] We have different views on some problems. It depends on how you look at it. I think we can take our time. We should seek truth from facts. Regarding the matters involving the University of Political Science and Law, the armed police, and Tiananmen, students may check with the armed police. I think we should seek truth from facts by conducting studies and investigations. We should not handle things based on our feelings. There is a song called "Move Ahead by Following Our Feelings." We cannot move ahead by simply following our feelings.
I think we can call it a day at this point. We will talk again in the future when an opportunity arises.
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