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The Tank Man

Posted on Sunday 4th June 2006

I was watching a programme called The Tank Man on cable channel last night. It is about the mega protests which happened in China between April and June 1989. As the title of the programme says, there was a scene of a guy who stood in front of a military tank. The scene was captured by a western photographer. Many people found this man was very brave, they have been asking who this man is, is he still alive or has he been executed? The answer is a mystery. But as far as I am concerned, if the man wanted to be identified, he would show his face before. If he didn’t show his face, perhaps he wants to keep his profile as a secret. If so, why do people keep chasing his identity? Let the guy live like the others…