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Anonymous: Tiananmen Square and the future of our todays actions

There are many ways to show your support for a movement. Some choose to take part in Demonstrations, movements and Hacktivism.

I was thinking about the grow of Anonymous and it's media power. Each time Anonymous does something it gets in the news, it gets spread and travels the world.

It even goes to the countries were censhorship is active but what happends after? If we look back at 1989 most of you guys will remember the Tiananmen Square protest.

22 years later he is still remembered - but in China it is being censored. Will this still be possible after the uprising of Anonymous or Wikileaks? Will the people in 2040 remember Anonymous?

 

Tank man

Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel, is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protestors from in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man achieved widespread international recognition due to the videotape and photographs taken of the incident. Despite his anonymity, he is commonly (though not necessarily correctly) referred to in Chinese as Wang Weilin (王維林), as dubbed by a Sunday Express article.

 

International notability and censorship

 
Internationally, the image of the lone man in front of the tank has come to symbolize the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989, and is widely considered one of the most iconic images of the 20th century.
 
 
However, a PBS interview of six experts noted that the memory of the event appears to have faded within China itself, especially among younger Chinese people, due to lack of public discussion.
 
Images of the protest on the internet have been censored in China.When undergraduate students at Beijing University, which was at the center of the incident, were shown copies of the iconic photograph some years afterwards, they "were genuinely
mystified."One of the students thought that the image was "artwork." However, it is also noted in the documentary Frontline: The Tank Man, that he whispered to the student next to him "89"—which led the interviewer to surmise that the student may have concealed his knowledge of the event.
 
One theory as to why the "Unknown Rebel" (if still alive) has never come forward is that he himself is unaware of his international recognition.