Thank You Tank Man


Remember Tianamen?

Breise! Breise! Extra! Extra!

Tank Man stands his ground in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 (Image Source: The Telegraph.co.uk) Tank Man stands his ground in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 (Image Source: The Telegraph.co.uk)

If it were a marriage we’d be gifting silver, for it has been 25 years since tank man stood his ground and defied the 100 tons of tank rolling right at him.

Tank man was part of a student demonstration and protest for democracy in Beijing on June 4, 1989. In the original picture, taken by Stuart Franklin, there are in fact at least 15 more tanks ready to pick up where these 3 have left off. Yet there he stands, defying the government, and the military with what looks like a shopping bag in his right hand. I wonder what happened to Tank Man?

The picture was taken on the second day of protests, when the government decided to “spill some blood” and end the demonstrations. Tank man, no one knows for…

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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