Tonight I listened to Cui Jian's song, Piece of Red Cloth, that he played for protesters during the 1989 Tiananmen protests, it remains a powerful song today.
Following the June 4, 1989 crackdown and massacre on June 5th one man stood up to a line of tanks involved in the Tiananmen Square slaughter to express his moral outrage and blocked them. At the same time it is important to remember that the driver in that lead tank refused to run over the protester. Both individuals are heroes and both their fates remain unknown.JUST IN: 115,000 attend Hong Kong's #Tiananmen Massacre vigil, organisers say https://t.co/IAg2MnOwp8 [Correction] #june4 #tiananmen pic.twitter.com/MZROBH8uRC— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) June 4, 2018
The 2004 Frontline Documentary Tankman explores the significance of this act, and attempted to discover what happened. Now Initiatives for China has a campaign underway to petition the Chinese government to reveal the truth of what happened to the two Tiananmen tank men. Please sign the petition to find out what happened to the tank men.