Thursday, June 04, 2009

Tiananmen Square + 20

Today is Thursday, 4 June 2009.

The Museum of the Bourgeois commemorates the 20th anniversary of the assassinations which suppressed the democracy movement in China.

Today’s The New York Times website (citation below) carries an article about a previously unknown photograph of the “Tank Man”, as he came to be known, the man who stood in a Beijing street, blocking a column of tanks. As the new photo shows, his resistance was not spur-of-the-moment: he had chosen to carefully position himself in advance of the tanks, knowing the risks. His identity and fate are unknown, although one must presume that he was most likely arrested and murdered.


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