In 1989, a single man faced down a tank advancing on Tiananmen Square as pro-democracy protesters watched. In 2011, an unarmed man in Egypt stood his ground in front of advancing armoured police vehicle sent to dispurse pro-democracy demonstrators. The identities of these men remain unknown.

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Tank Man, China.  (June 5, 1989) 2:30 min.
Egyptian Tank Man.  (Jan 25, 2011) 1:01 min.

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The Tank Man 20 Years Later. PBS.

Civil Resistance Tactics Used in Egypt’s Revolution on Jan, 25. iRevolution

Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience, December 1, 1955. America’s Library.

Timeline: Egypt’s revolution. Al Jazeera.

Egypt’s 18-Day Revolution. BBC.

Remembering Tiananmen Square. CNN.

Civil resistance. Wikipedia.

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