New York Times photographer captured an image of an unarmed protester peacefully confronting a Hong Kong police officer. For many people, the memories of 1989 evoked!

A man, in white shirt and black trousers with two shopping bags, stared down a tank (Beijing, 1989). And it happened again on 2019! This time another man with shorts and a white umbrella, stared down a police officer who had a weapon drawn. People believe that these two pictures demonstrate the standing up of unarmed citizens to Chinese authority.

The first photo was taken during the Tiananmen Square protests, which were brutally quashed by the government and no one knows what happened to that protester who became famous as a Tank Man!  Lam Yik Fei captured the second photo on Sunday in Hong Kong. Protesters use umbrella which is the sign of resistance in Hong Kong culture.

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