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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