Remembering ‘The Tank Man’


Today is the 28th anniversary of “The Tank Man,” the unidentified Chinese citizen who, for a brief moment, held up 17 Chinese tanks sent to quell pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. His stance was an instant icon of the man against the state, but we should remember that the state brutally crushed the protesters and continues to censor any reference to Tiananmen Square to this day. For more information, check out this PBS Frontline video from 2006.

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