PEOPLE OF THE US – WHERE IS YOUR COURAGE? WHERE IS YOUR COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY – WHERE IS YOUR CONSCIENCE – WHERE IS YOUR SPINE!! GET OFF YOUR COUCH, TURN OFF THE TV, GET OFF FACEBOOK AND “HIT THE STREETS” LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD!! NO ONE IS GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING “FOR” YOU – IT IS UP TO YOU TO “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE”!!!!!!!! NOW..
June 1989 – Tiananmen Square Beijing, China – there was a lone man who stopped a Tank Caravan parading through the square – THE TANKS STOPPED! THEY SHUT DOWN THEIR MOTORS. He became known the world around as “Tank Man” – this is the story.
On June 4, 1989, Chinese troops expelled thousands of demonstrators from Tiananmen Square, killing an unknown number. One day later, a lone protester stood his ground before a column of tanks. The iconic image of the Tank Man, captured by Western photographers, was one China never wanted the world to see. In 2006, FRONTLINE investigated the mystery of the Tank Man — his identity, his fate, and his significance. #TankMan#TiananmenSquare#China