Sunday, July 01, 2007

"The Tank Guy"

This is news to everyone, but a long time (unknown) hero of mine is "the tank guy". The guts it took to stand up to several tanks in peaceful protest is beyond my comprehension.

The second picture (zoomed out) turns this particular event into a comedic tragedy. You have to ask yourself, how is it that the tanks didn't just drive around him?

Still, standing up for your beliefs is one thing; standing up for your beliefs while facing tanks and probable death is another. Especially considering hundreds or thousands of protestors were killed.

This picture overwhelms me - I find it very emotional. More so because it makes me feel irrelevant in comparison. It's a shame his identity isn't known - I'd love to know what became of him.

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