Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tank Man

Twenty years ago today. Any reflections? I wonder what happened to this guy... apparently some government goons hustled him off moments after this picture was taken, and no one knows anything about him.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened to Tank Man is a mystery. Some say he was executed, some say he is in prison others say he escaped to the West. I think he still is alive in the hearts of all those who want to breath free.

Anonymous said...

i thought he got smashed by the tank

McClatchy Watch said...

There is plenty of video on YouTube showing him getting hustled away.

John Altevogt said...

If memory serves, the people who hustled him away were his friends, but I could be wrong. it is one of the most breathtaking acts of courage in the face of oppression we have. I remember it vividly. No what happened to him he will forever be a universal symbol of heroism.

Anonymous said...

@ Lens:
Lens is the photojournalism blog — photographs, videos and slide shows.

Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen
By Patrick Witty

Four photographers took pictures of the Tank Man that day, and their photos and recollections are included. This is a very interesting accounting of the event. One photographer does say, “Finally, the PSB (Public Security Bureau) grabbed him and ran away with him.”

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/behind-the-scenes-tank-man-of-tiananmen/

Anonymous said...

Maybe they will let him out of jail if Obama apologizes for his holding up a nice parade and for American capitalist, imperialist running dog aggression.