六四 ∙ 廿七
In memory of those brave people, especially those students, who dedicated themselves to the democracy and liberty of China twenty-seven years ago.
Tank Man, an unidentified man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to obstruct the tank’s attempted path around him. The incident was filmed and seen worldwide.
The Goddess of Democracy, was a 10-meter-tall (33 ft) statue created during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The statue was constructed in only four days out of foam and papier-mâché over a metal armature. The constructors decided to make the statue as large as possible to try to dissuade the government from dismantling it. However, the statue was destroyed on June 4, 1989, by soldiers clearing the protesters from Tiananmen square.
No one will stop the wheel of the history. We shall never forget people who fight against the dictatorship bravely and who spread the hope of liberty and democracy to the nation with long history and full of ambition.