Thursday, 4 June 2009

20 years ago today

Surely this is one of the most iconic and evocative images of the 20th century --

Citizen v. the State
Freedom v. Oppression
Lone Hero v. Overwhelming Odds
Individual Bravery v. Collective Military Might

Hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the massacre of Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. What a terrible thing that was, and continues to be. The Chinese government still doesn't admit to the massacre and has blocked internet access within China to any websites about it.

We salute you, brave Chinese guy with the briefcase, whoever you are and wherever you are today!

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