Monday, June 09, 2014

PHOTO of the Week: 'Tank Man'

   Tiananmen Square was the scene of a people's protest 25 years ago in 1989 and I still remember the common experience of watching significant world events from the couch at 'Rover' in Close St, Wallsend. The students and hundreds of people were shot by soldiers and to this day the story is little known in China where media censorship and tight controls around journalism are the norm!!
   While this has become an iconic image, it was even more chilling watching the footage of this young man, stepping into the path of the tank... an epic standoff. Sydney Morning Herald has a story about the mystery Tank Man

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