Monday, June 8, 2009

World Watch: Standing tall

The twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests was commemorated last week.

Certainly one of the most iconic images was the man who stood in front of a line of tanks and blocked their progress. But who was “tank man” and whatever happened to him? These and other questions were tacked in this brilliant “Frontline” documentary from 2006. The famous event can be very briefly seen below:

(Hat tip: MetaFilter).

Online Sources- MetaFilter, PBS, YouTube, BBC News

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