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The Truth About the Iconic Tiananmen “Tank Man” Photo

It was taken more than a day after the protest had ended

To enhance its propaganda value the photo was presented for decades as having been taken on June 4 and showing a man defying tanks on way to disperse the Tiananmen square demonstration:

In fact it was taken the next day, and the tankman is instead blocking a column of tanks from leaving the square:

Also notice a profound lack of evidence of “10,000” corpses of the people supposedly killed in the square in the background.