Sunday, October 12, 2014

Exploration Four: Lindsey Bridges

            The first thing that struck me was that the first website I clicked on brought up a picture. This image gave you the notion that this event was not one to be taken lightly. One of the first things I thought it was important to remember was that there were other protests that took place before this one. The people killed in this protest could have just joined in the cause and were killed that day. A fact that I found interesting in my research was the fact that China had scheduled this huge event with the leader of the Soviet Union and he ended up having to leave through the back door. A third fact that I thought should be remembered is that the protestors fought back. They threw rocks and beat soldiers, and also set a military vehicle on fire. It wasn’t just protestors that died that day. A final thing that I thought was significant was that the identity of the “tank man” was never found out.
Leung Chun-ying
Protestors hold an enlarged effigy of Hong Kong's chief executive. The photo shows what the students truly think of their leader. The mass crowd also shows how much support this movement is getting.


Time Magazine reports on the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing. This photo shows that the people were willing to die for what they believed in. it also shows just how extreme the measures the Chinese government took to take back control.


  1. I really like your first photo of yours. It almost makes me laugh, but like you said it shows how the people feel of there leader.

  2. I felt the same way about how the media and pictures hit me. Nothing was taken lightly. I found that the people fighting back was also every important about the whole event.

  3. I didn't know that the identity of the tank man is unknown. I think it's interesting that the man in one of the most iconic pictures in history is unknown. I feel like there has to be someone that can recognize him.


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