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What is the story behind the Tank Man video?

The man in the Tank Man video, was dubbed with the name ‘tank man’ by the international media, and became an enduring symbol of defiance in the face of violent authoritarianism. A Chinese man temporarily blocking a line of tanks on June 5, 1989, the day after demonstrators were cleared from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qq8zFLIftGk

Who took the video of the Tank Man?

The most-used photograph of the event was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press, from a sixth-floor balcony of the Beijing Hotel, about one-half mile (800 m) away from the scene. The image was taken using a Nikon FE2 camera through a Nikkor 400mm 5.6 ED-IF lens and TC-301 teleconverter

What is the name of Tank Man?

Wang Weilin

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