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JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Port Moody, Canada

#1 Jun 7, 2013
The Story Behind the Iconic “Tank Man” Tiananmen Square Photo
Michael Zhang · Jun 05, 2013

When the Chinese military moved into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 to forcibly remove pro-democracy protestors, an anonymous man famously decided to place himself in front of the long column of Chinese tanks that were rumbling into the area. Photos and videos of the incident were immediately published and broadcast around the world. AP photographer Jeff Widener’s “Tank Man” photo, shown above, is widely considered to be one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.

The Wall Street Journal has put out an interesting interview with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Liu Heung-Shing, who was also an AP photographer covering the incident. Liu tells us how Widener’s photo came about:

An interesting fact was that the photographers and agency needed to protect the images from being confiscated by the government. After learning about the incident and the photographs, Liu instructed Widener to hide the film in his hotel room.

Widener then went down to the hotel lobby, found “a blonde American guy” with a ponytail and backpack, and paid the man to sneak the film past plainclothes police and to the Associated Press.

Widener’s image was published on newspapers around the world, but Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin captured an alternate photo that offers a wider view into what was going on:

Here’s some video footage of the incident that was captured in the photographs above:

TIME magazine would later name the “Unknown Rebel”(as the man came to be called) as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.

(via WSJ and THEME)

Read more at http://petapixel.com/2013/06/05/the-story-beh...
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Port Moody, Canada

#2 Jun 7, 2013
Note the picture. HUNDREDS of TANKS were sent into Beijing by the Chinese Communist Party to KILL CHINESE.

Sad that such a famous part of China's history is unknown in China!

That's what happens when the killers are left in charge!
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Port Moody, Canada

#3 Jun 7, 2013
"TIME magazine would later name the “Unknown Rebel”(as the man came to be called) as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century."

One of the bravest Chinese Patriots of the 20th century, that's for sure!

He will be REVERED in China when Mao Zedong is long FORGOTTEN!
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Port Moody, Canada

#4 Jun 7, 2013
Chinese Netizens Commemorate Tiananmen 'May 35th' Massacre With Rubber Duck Version Of 'Tank Man'[PHOTO]
By Michelle FlorCruz | June 04 2013 11:14 AM

Today is May 35 in China, a day that may not exist on any calendar but holds great significance to many who struggle to commemorate the June 4, 1989, events in Beijing dubbed the Tiananmen Massacre.

China’s infamous Internet censors have been placed on high alert for any incriminating posts that would allude to the protests that took place 24 years ago and their bloody repression. As a result, China’s savvy netizens have taken to unconventional strategies in order to circumvent social media censors that are policing China’s popular Twitter-like social media site, Weibo.

Aside from referring to the anniversary date as “May 35” or “535” on Weibo, because the phrase “June 4” would undoubtedly be blocked, one image that has been shared is an edited version of the infamous "tank man" that has since become a renowned photograph synonymous with the June 4 events. The satirical version of the photo includes the now-famous Hong Kong harbor duck instead of tanks.

According to GreatFire.Org , a censorship-monitoring website, the image was quickly shared across the site, and, soon enough, the term "Big Yellow Duck" was also censored. China Media Project, a research program associated with the University of Hong Kong, tweeted the rubber ducky image on its Weibo account and said it came down in less than 60 seconds.

According to the China Digital Times, China’s censors on Weibo went beyond blocking expected "sensitive" terms like "Tiananmen Square" but also any abbreviations or variations of the date’s numbers, 6, 4 or 89, in addition to blocking the code term "May 35th" or the corresponding "535" code. Even the French-language "six-quatre" and Roman numerals "VIIV" were blocked. The full list of blocked words were all-encompassing of the event, even censoring the words "today," "that day" and "special day." An emoticon on Weibo of a burning candle, often used by netizens as a symbol of remembrance, was also barred from use today, as it was last year.

Because of these heavy censors, June 4 is known as "Internet maintenance day" in China. However, many on Weibo did note Beijing’s weather today, as a storm rolled into the city at mid-day, with darkness combined with smog blanketing the city. Chinese and China-based foreigners took to social media and were able to make the sinister connection.


http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-netizens-comme...
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#5 Jun 8, 2013
"Rubber Duckie I'm awfully fond of you....."

Since: Mar 08

Canada

#6 Mar 6, 2014
The Tank Man was really a Chinese hero. His name is Wang Wei Lin, and he was not killed. He is the living testimony that the Western media lied about what happened in Beijing.

This youtube video tells the whole story:



Let the truth be known.
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#7 Mar 10, 2014
Is that why youtube is censored in China?

What happened to Tank Man, China’s most famous Tiananmen Square protester?

By Lily Kuo @lilkuo June 5, 2013

A Chinese man blocks military tanks on Changan Avenue, near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, June 5 1989. AP Photo / Jeff Widener

A day after Chinese military killed at least hundreds, if not thousands of demonstrators in Beijing in 1989, a wiry man in a white shirt stepped in front of a line of moving tanks near Tiananmen Square and become one of the most famous protesters of the 20th century.
Twenty-four years later, his identity is still a mystery. He is called simply Tank Man. Today, on the anniversary of the crackdown, Chinese bloggers paid homage to him with imitations of the face-off.
The man blocked the path of the tanks, even as they gunned their engines. He climbed onto the first tank, pounded on the hatchet, and appeared to speak to the soldiers inside. When he stepped back down in front of the tank, two men ran into the street and pulled him away. The confrontation became one of the most enduring images of the pro-democracy, anti-corruption protests that swept China that spring and summer.
Speculation continues to circulate about Tank Man’s fate. Thousands of Chinese nationals were detained and imprisoned for their involvement in the protests, some of them kept in jail for almost their entire lives. Others were executed. No one has been able to determine whether Tank Man was among them.
A report (link in Chinese) cited a Hong Kong professor who said the man was a friend of his and an archaeologist from Changsha who had come to Beijing to protests. According to the professor, the man eventually escaped to Taiwan where he worked at the National Palace Museum.(The museum in Taiwan denied the report.) Others believed he was executed.
But it seems at least as plausible that the man disappeared back into his normal life. If he had left the country, he would have been free to speak out, according to Canadian journalist Jan Wang, who witnessed the confrontation. And if authorities had found him, they would have put him on public display, she told PBS. She believes there’s a good chance he’s alive and living quietly in China. The Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy Movement in China said in 1998 that it had obtained official party documents that showed authorities had no idea what happened to him. In a 1990 interview with Barbara Walters, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin said he couldn’t confirm (video) whether the man was arrested or not. He broke from speaking to Walters through an interpreter and said in English,“I think never, never killed.”
It’s also possible that Tank Man may have been simply a regular citizen in Beijing who had seen or heard of the brutal government crackdown that left students, workers, children, doctors and passers-by dead, many of them shot in the back. According to film footage and witnesses, he was walking alone along the six-lane avenue, holding a bag of shopping, when he saw the tanks and decided to do something.

Since: Mar 08

Canada

#8 Mar 10, 2014
If you think it's the reason youtube is censored in China, maybe you can also tell why anti-cnn.com was censored in US.

If you want to know the fate of this tank man, you probably also should wonder what happened to Vince Foster and Jerry Parks.
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#9 Apr 28, 2014
Yes, all you have is more lies.
KMT Chinese Nationalist

Princeton Junction, NJ

#10 Apr 28, 2014
The Tank Commander swerved multiple times to avoid the "Tank Man". He was not run over or harmed whatsoever.

The famous photo is slanderous and sheds a false light on what actually happened. The Tank Man was pulled aside by his friend and left the main road safely.

China was trying to avoid a new dark age of endless cultural revolution led by psychopaths such as Chai Ling.
KMT Chinese Nationalist

Princeton Junction, NJ

#11 Apr 28, 2014
The Tank Commander swerved multiple times to avoid the "Tank Man". He was not run over or harmed whatsoever.

The famous photo is slanderous and sheds a false light on what actually happened. The Tank Man was pulled aside by his friend and left the main road safely.

China was trying to avoid a new dark age of endless cultural revolution led by psychopaths such as Chai Ling.

Learn the real facts of history.
UH HUH

New York, NY

#12 Apr 30, 2014
Why no tank men in OCCUPY?
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#13 May 12, 2014
Yes, that is what I said; all you have is more lies.
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#14 May 13, 2014
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE wrote:
"TIME magazine would later name the “Unknown Rebel”(as the man came to be called) as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century."
One of the bravest Chinese Patriots of the 20th century, that's for sure!
He will be REVERED in China when Mao Zedong is long FORGOTTEN!
....and when the ever-shifting lies of the Chinese Communist Party are a forgotten exercise in useless, of course!
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#15 May 13, 2014
http://time.com/95642/tiananmen-square-china-...

...for the latest arrests of Chinese citizens who have the courage to state the obvious truth.
G7nationsWorld WarMongers

United States

#16 May 13, 2014
These is your evil Western wars had bully many nations , how can you sit there MiroLubeya Good! He explians how the West is causing many wars and dissensions we all see around the world!

Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights leader

It is a sad fact that because of comfort, complacency, a morbid fear of communism, and our proneness to adjust to injustice, the Western nations that initiated so much of the revolutionary spirit of the modern world have now become the arch-anti-revolutionaries.
G7nationsWorld WarMongers

United States

#17 May 13, 2014
Western War Crimes

David Pepper Center for Strategic and International Studies, Chairman of Council's Law and Public Safety Committee,NSA....

David Edwards, Burning All Illusions, p147

Western false consciousness about the Third World is amply illustrated by Band Aid and other mass-media charity events. The cloying self-congratulatory tone of the 'generous' stars melds with the frenzied pointlessness of the supporters' sponsored activities to produce a rich cocktail of hypocrisy. Purged of some of their guilt, the participants then return, none the wiser, to lifestyles and politics (masquerading as non-politics) that create the very situation which their 'charity' had sought to alleviate.

The truth beyond Western philanthropy being that:
every time weaker nations have attempted to reallocate their resources and undertake land reform [to feed starving populations], powerful interests emanating from the rich world and its multilateral bodies have thwarted their efforts.

By means of economic strangulation, proxy armies, or outright invasion, as the peasants of Chile, Nicaragua, Vietnam, El Salvador, Cuba and Haiti among many others know only too well. The reason for the opposition to local, self-preserving initiatives is simply that the goal of the Western powers:

.. is not, and never was, to feed today's undernourished or starving millions, but to perpetuate poverty and dependence for altogether "valid" political and economic reasons
G7nationsWorld WarMongers

United States

#18 May 13, 2014
WESTERN WAR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!


1990-1994: The genocide and war in Rwanda


France is part of the alliance of Western nations dominating the globe that form the core of the UN Security Council and dominate the decisions of the UN as a whole. Minor strategic differences, such as whether or not to back a genocidal regime in Africa [Rwanda], are not allowed to disturb this underlying harmony of purpose.

There is a gentleman's agreement not to interfere too deeply with one another's military adventures.

Washington had asked the [UN Security] council for similar endorsement for its operations in Iraq and Somalia and might have to do so again if a decision was made to invade Haiti.
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Surrey, Canada

#19 May 15, 2014
http://time.com/95642/tiananmen-square-china -...

...for the latest arrests of Chinese citizens who have the courage to state the obvious truth.

Desperate attempts to hide that and blame the Western democracies for every ill on earth without a single fact, are boring. But I guess you Wu Mao are paid by the CCP to hide the truth, so go ahead, do your job and bore us all to tears.......
JUNE FOURTH MASSACRE

Port Moody, Canada

#20 May 27, 2014
So few real Chinese heros......

Just fake and conveniently dead CCP puppets.....

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