(USA Today) – For Tiananmen Square, it was the “tank man.” For this year’s Hong Kong protests, it could be the “umbrella man.”
The image of a lone man standing in front of tanks after the Tiananmen Square protests became one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Only a handful of photographers captured the moment.
In Hong Kong, an image of a protester shielding himself from tear gas with an umbrella is becoming a symbol of the city’s massive pro-democracy demonstrations. “Umbrella man” has been shared on Twitter thousands of times.