From the archives: How The Times covered China’s Cultural Revolution

Red Guards to aim attacks at party dissidents (Sept. 1966)

A mass rally of 1 mil­lion ‘re­volu­tion­ary van­guards’ in Pek­ing’s Square of Heav­enly Peace were told by De­fense Min­is­ter Lin Piao, China’s new mas­ter, to ‘bom­bard the headquar­ters’ of his op­pon­ents with­in the party every­where in China.”

Sources: Los Angeles Times archives

Credits: Robert S. Elegant