Tank Man - The iconic image now seen in an extended video

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Tank Man - The iconic image now seen in an extended video

Extended video of the famous Tank Man - an anonymous Chinese protester with his groceries, who stood in front of the tanks and prevented them from going forward. Until recently there was only a short video of the incident, however recently new extended video has emerged.

Just as brave as Tank Man is the tank driver who didn't attack him or just drive over him.

Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel, is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protesters from in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 were a series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the People's Republic of China beginning on 15 April 1989. The movement used mainly non-violent methods and can be considered a case of civil resistance.



Twenty years have passed since hundreds of thousands of people flooded onto the streets of Beijing demanding democracy, freedom of speech and an end to corruption.

Jan Wong, a Canadian-born Chinese journalist who witnessed the events of June 3 and 4 1989 from a balcony overlooking Tiananmen Square talks about her experiences.



More: Good background on Tank Man http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pag...

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By netchicken: posted on 16-3-2011








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