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“Tank Man changed the world”

It was only about three minutes on the morning of June 5, 1989, that turned one man into a hero. An unknown man stands in the way of a Chinese army tank column on Chang’an Jie in the heart of Beijing, near Tiananmen Square. Whether the man is an active member of the democracy movement, which paid with many lives for its demand for political participation the night before, remains unclear. Regardless, his courage will go down in history as the last act of open resistance of those days and weeks in the spring, 33 years ago.

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