An image of a man standing in front of a line of tanks with flowers in hand.

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Tiananmen Mothers

The graphic refers to the Tank Man of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. The Tank Man, whose identity is still unknown to this day, courageously stood in front of a line of tanks to obstruct their path, and succeeded in halting the tanks. The Tank Man is seen as a symbol of protest and the silent fight for democracy.
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The image is designed to promote the Tiananmen Mothers Campaign, a group of activists fighting against the government's stance on the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. By borrowing the famous symbol of the Tank Man, it reminds people of the cause that the protesting students had died for, and motivates the audience to support this cause.

This is beneficial because it encourages people to recall a subject that is being heavily censored by the state in China. This image is a protest against how China's outrageous infringement of the freedom of the press, and is beneficial in informing the public.
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