Light Fixture, Tiananmen Square Beijing

The square is normally open to the public, but remains under heavy security. Before entry, visitors and their belongings are searched, a common practice at many Chinese tourist sites, although the square is somewhat unique in that domestic visitors often have their identification documents checked and the purpose of their visit questioned. Both plain-clothes and uniformed police officers patrol the area. There are numerous fire extinguishers and security cameras (more obvious in the past)placed in the area to put out flames should a protester attempts self-immolation.

Light Fixture, Tiananmen Square Beijing

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