Today a “vandal” threw a flaming object at the giant portrait of Mao on Tianamen square, and the authorities cleared the commons. It was no accident that this happened on May 13th, anniversary of the start of of the student hunger strike there in 1989. Eventually that hunger strike led to larger demonstrations, and a massacre of the dissidents by Chinese trooops. More here.
You cannot remember Tianamen without remembering the tankman, a man who will liveÂ forever as an icon of freedom.