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Remembering June 4 1989

June 4, 2009


June 4 1989 was my 21st birthday, the traditional “coming of age” birthday in Ireland. That’s not really why I remember that day though. The events of Tiananmen Square are still etched on my mind and the above image still retains the power to remind me of that turbulent summer twenty years ago.

  1. June 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    John – saw an interesting “other angle” of this iconic image earlier today. check:


  2. DLC
    June 4, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I remember it well. For a while there I held out some hope that there would be major, immediate change in the PRC. and.. Damn.. I’m older than you. . .

  3. June 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

    @ Nyet

    A larger version of that picture is here.

  4. June 7, 2009 at 1:34 am

    It’s nice to see that you’re not milking this, like some character I could name.

    It’s sad how some people will exploit things like that, for their own use.

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