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Students Remember Tianamen Square

 

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We have all seen that amazing photo. 25 years ago today that young man stood his ground in front of a column of tanks.

The photo that would eventually make its way around the world was taken on 5 June on Chang’an Avenue. As the tank driver attempted to go around him, the “Tank Man” moved into the tank’s path. He continued to stand defiantly in front of the tanks for some time, then climbed up onto the turret of the lead tank to speak to the soldiers inside. After returning to his position in front of the tanks, the man was pulled aside by a group of people.

“Time” looks back at the student protest 25 years ago and has some amazing interviews with three of the students that were there. They tell what they saw.

Click here to read more.

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