Frontline

Season 24 Episode 11

The Tank Man

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2006 on PBS
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The Tank Man
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Frontline investigates the history of the "Tank Man" who protested in front of an army of tanks on June 05, 1989 followed in the wake of the demonstrations from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. His pictures travelled around the world and became an icon of the fight for freedom. Along the way Frontline reveals China's brutal policy of embracing capitalism which brought a social conflict between the higher and lower class to life and furthermore China's strict political and social controls.moreless

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