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New Angle of Tank Man at Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

New Angle of Tankman at Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

Someone posted this picture on Reddit and I was blown away when I saw it.  It was taken June 5, 1989 in Beijing, China.


That of course is Tank Man, he of the iconic photo below.


I've always just known this second photo.  I didn't realize there were other angles and additional footage, like this:

Nobody knows what happened to Tank Man.  What's tragic is that youth in China aren't aware of Tank Man and many have never seen these images as they're censored by the Communist Party of China.

Here's hoping the very courageous Tank Man escaped the CPC and went into hiding where he remains safe to this day.

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