Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1989

As many have recognized, 1989 was a monumental year across the globe, not least of which was due to the marriage of two young recent (and I mean recent) college grads. That, however, has nothing to do with this post.

In June of 1989 - 22 years ago this week - the Chinese government took violent military action against a massive, unarmed, largely peaceful group of young people (many of whom were not much older than I was at the time). They had been gathering in Tiananmen Square since April, and after months of requesting talks and demanding reforms from the Chinese government, their movement was squashed by tanks and armored personnel carriers.

In their memory, I offer this:

Jeff Widener (C) 1989

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