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Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Assn. Volume 40, Number 1. May 23, 1977.

Doctored Photos Remove Gang of four from History

Doctored Photos Remove Gang of four from History

Photo showing a line of people

Peking's attacks on the so-called "Gang of Four" have revealed the anti-democratic stance of the bureaucratic regime in China. Not only has the wrangle within the leadership been characterised by a vicious slander campaign, but Chairman Hua Kuo-feng and his supporters are even attempting to remove these people from their place in Chinese history. The photos above and below are meant to depict Chinese leaders and people paying silent tribute to Mao on his death, but in the bottom photo, the "Gang of Four" have disappeared. As well as removing them from the historical record, the current Chinese leaders are now "discovering" facts which condemn the victims of the purge.

Altered photo where four people have been removed