SCMP | 'Tank Man' Rises in the California Desert
‘Tank Man’ statue rises in California desert park as democracy activists and Tiananmen survivors gather to mourn and remember
On Monday, June 3rd, around 300 people descended on Liberty Sculpture Park in Yermo, California, a 36-acre strip of sand and sagebrush on the south side of the I-15 freeway halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, for the unveiling of the Tank Man sculpture in front of a replica tank…
The occasion was the 30th anniversary of the Chinese democracy movement — and the Tiananmen Square Massacre that marked the movement’s end. I report for the South China Morning Post.