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The Sunday Times, May 6, 2007
By Michael Sheridan

Known in China as the '12/8/94 incident,' a tragic theater fire that killed 288 pupils threatens to focus long repressed anger of the masses toward Beijing's leaders.

The theater was also full of officials that night, and they all escaped because the students were told these words that haunt survivors still: "Everyone keep quiet. Don't move. Let the leaders go first."

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