The Tianenman Square Tank Man Mystery

Jeff Widener captured the most iconic image of China’s Tienanmen Square protests. There have been many theories about what happened to the man. Some say he was a student who left the country not long after his incredibly brave stand, escaping to Taiwan. Other say he was executed, with the whole thing made even more mysterious by the lack of information about whoever pulled him away from the tanks just after the photo was taken. Some say he was arrested, while others say that he was yanked away by a crowd who protected him from the military. When all’s said and done, we know absolutely nothing about one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.

Tianenman Square Tank Man

No one knows who the man was