Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and Tianamen Square 1989

This iconic image was not taken on the 4th of June – the date of the massacres (and, yes, I do mean plural:  Beijing was not the only city with these pro-freedom of speech protests).  It was taken on the 5th of June – the day after…

Which only makes ‘the tank man’ that much more important – that much more heroic!!!

So, what are the most common misconceptions?

And an eyewitness account:

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