‘Tank man’ photographer urges China to open up on Tiananmen

  • In this Friday, May 24, 2019, photo, former Associated Press Southeast Asia photo editor Jeff Widener poses for a portrait in Alhambra, Calif. Widener who shot the iconic image of a man standing in front of tanks at the 1989 Tiananmen protests says it’s time for the Chinese government to come clean about the bloody events of 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • In this June 5, 1989, file photo, a Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on Jeff Widener who created the iconic image of “tank man” says its time for China’s government to “come clean” about the bloody events of June 3-4 1989. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, File)

ALHAMBRA, Calif. — The American photographer who shot the iconic image of a man standing in front of tanks at the 1989 Tiananmen protests says it’s time for the Chinese government to come clean about the bloody events of 30 years ago.

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