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June 5, 1989: “Tank Man” Protests Chinese Military
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June 5, 1989: “Tank Man” Protests Chinese Military

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Today in 1989, an unknown protester stood in the path of a fleet of Chinese military tanks. His protest came just one day after the Chinese military opened fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square, killing hundreds (some estimates say even thousands) of civilians. The image of “Tank Man” blocking the way has become one of the most recognized and important images in history.

 

Image Credit: The Telegraph