free and democratic rights. Freedom can only exist within the limits permitted by the law. When a citizen exercises his rights and uses his freedom he must not impair state, social, or collective interests and must not infringe upon other citizens' freedom and rights. No one should be able to act as perversely as one likes.
Recognize the Essence of Turmoil and the Necessity of Martial Law PROPAGANDA DEPARTMENT, BEIJING MUNICIPAL PARTY COMMITTEE
The April 26 Renmin ribao editorial, as well as Comrade Li Peng's important speech made on behalf of the party Central Committee and the State Council on May 19, explicitly called for taking a clear-cut stance in opposing and halting turmoil. Hence, the State Council on May 20 issued an order to enforce martial law in some districts in Beijing Municipality and moved some troops into Beijing to work together with armed police units, public security personnel, and the large numbers of ordinary people and students in maintaining the capital's public security and restoring its normal production, work, teaching, research, and living order.
Quite a few people and students still do not thoroughly understand all of this, and a few ideological "knots" remain to be untied. Some people would ask: Why did we say turmoil has occurred and why is it necessary to move in the liberation army since the students are patriotic? In the final analysis, this is because they have failed to thoroughly understand the seriousness of this political struggle and the necessity of enforcing martial law. Therefore, it is necessary to give a clear account of the actual situation to the masses and students.
Above all, we want to say that the party and the government have fully confirmed the patriotic passion of the large number of students all along and never said they were stirring up turmoil. The April 26 Renmin ribao editorial, Comrade