Chen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen GuoChen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen Guo
Chen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen Guo

‘Tank Man’ statue rises in California desert park as democracy activists and Tiananmen survivors gather to mourn and remember

  • Chinese sculptor Chen Weiming is a driving force behind annual anniversary events as well as the park, which he bought with fellow activists in 2015
  • The US ‘is the world’s original example of the struggle for freedom and democracy’, says Chen, explaining the American symbolism throughout the ceremony

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Chen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen GuoChen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen Guo
Chen Weiming’s statue stands with a rendering of a Chinese tank in a sculpture park in Yermo, California. Photo: Eileen Guo
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