Archive for June 4th, 2009

Twenty years later, the clip of the “Tank Man” is still amazing and riveting

Today is the anniversary of China’s Tienanmen Square massacre

The man and his bag of groceries, seeing a row of tank advancing after days of violence, is fustrated, walks out to go on stopping a column of tanks advancing at the risk of his own life, probably not knowing he was filmed, not caring about what is going to happen in his life

A concidence or providence that four reporters captured this historic moment?

Who was that man?  Whatever happen to him? What was going through his mind?

The question doesn’t get asked often, but whatever happen to the Tank commander and driver?  This is communist China we are talking about…are they still alive?

Remember that even this day, those of Tianamen are still punished and in prison for that episode

What was your impression when you saw this clip for the first time?

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