Tank Man Scam

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Oops. Microsoft's Bing blocked—accidentally, it says—content in the U.S. deemed politically sensitive to Beijing on the June 4 anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

In particular, USA image searches for the “Tank Man” turned up nothing. Tank Man also known as the Unknown Protester and Unknown Rebel is the nickname of an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, the day after the military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests.

Unfortunately, no reliable information exists about the identity or fate of the man; the story of what happened to the tank crew is also unknown. At least one witness has stated that "Tank Man" was not the only person who had opposed the tanks during the protest. Shao Jiang, who was a student leader, said: "I witnessed a lot of the people standing up, blocking the tanks. Tank Man is unique in that he is the only one who was photographed and recorded on video.