Amnesty International today recreated the iconic ‘tank man’ image, of a lone demonstrator - here, survivor Shao Jiang - facing down tanks at Tiananmen Square, outside Amnesty’s London headquarters in the run up to the 19th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Beijing.
We sent along one of our Londonist Flickr Pool photographers, Simon Rigglesworth and you can see his full set of pictures here.
Tomorrow at 6pm there will be a mass demo at the Chinese embassy in London with a minute’s silence in which demonstrators will each hold aloft a red rose in solidarity with the Tiananmen Mothers. There will also be a minute’s silence and flowers laid for those who lost their lives in the recent Sichuan earthquake.
Photography copyright Simon Rigglesworth Photography.