Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cirque du Soleil pulls Tiananmen image from China shows after 'collective gasp'



 
Cirque du Soleil has removed a photo of the Tiananmen crackdown from its show in China after surprising an audience of 15,000 in Beijing with the iconic "tank man" image, which remains banned and highly controversial in the country. Full article here.



A photo of the show shared by a member of the audience. Photo: SCMP Pictures



A lone man stops a column of tanks near Tiananmen Square, 1989 Beijing, China
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A lone man stops a column of tanks near Tiananmen Square, 1989 Beijing, China