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June 04, 2009
Tiananmen Square

Vigil in Hong Kong. Amid heavy security.

The event means much the same thing to most of us--a bloody government crackdown on protesting students, a startling set-back to China's admittedly limited progress toward joining the world's "free" nations, etc.

And I think most of us remember that one special image from that time, an image that also speaks to the power of a single individual to move the world.

Tiananmen Square.bmp

Three student leaders, 20 years later. One found Jesus, one found capitalism, and one is still fighting for freedom for the Chinese peoples.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

Posted by AnneZook at 08:37 AM


Comments

That first link doesn't seem to go anywhere.

There's a roundup of reminiscences here and some very interesting stuff here

Posted by: Ahistoricality at June 4, 2009 11:42 AM

Drat. Fixed!

Thanks for the links - I'll go check them out.

Posted by: Anne at June 5, 2009 01:06 PM