Tiananmen Tank Man was disobeying lawful orders and should have been shot- George Sand

by George Sand

Tiananmen Square, China, 1989

I don’t understand American admiration of the lone man who stood in the path of a tank in the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 – that is, unless you are a police-hating American. If you are an American who hates, dislikes, or mistrusts police or outright advocates the abolition of government police, then certainly I can understand why the famous image of a lone man standing against uniformed authority would be an inspirational one.

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