Thursday, October 9, 2014

Exploration 4: Mary Knab

I learned a lot that I had no idea before about the real reason the "Tank Man" is so important. Even though it did not happen in our country one of the most influential days of history, June 4th 1989. The fight for freedom. The Chinese military had started to open fire against the student led group that was in the Tienanmen Square. Shooting young people in the back while they were running away. They had a student led group to mourn the death of leader, Hu Yaobang. It was one of the most gross um and intense massacre that has happened. They were meant to shock and terror the students but they were killing and murdering these students. June 1st the journalism was banned by the Chinese government. The events leading up to Hu Yaobang, made the massacre worse. By June 5th, the army was in complete control, just a day after the this event started, several hundred to thousands of people were killed. "People were getting killed in their own kitchens." They were not just trying to warn the people they were trying to kill. The bullets that they were using were used to kill. They were in cased with a coating that twisted and blew up people in seconds. Bodies were laid outside of the hospital but no where to go. They were killing Innocent people. Families had their children call the soldiers uncle solider, and it would touch the soldiers. They were killing their own people, their own family. They were instructed to clear the streets by dawn. The students were led out by the leader because they wanted to keep away from danger. The student held hands and sang the anthem and left the square due to the soldiers. If they would of stayed they all would have been killed. "Tank Man" was a hero. He stood in front of the tanks and stood up for his people. He was sick of the blood shed and was sick of people just sitting around and getting killed. People came and grabbed him, some believe his fate wasn't the best but others believe the people that helped him to the side of the street and that he is still in hiding. The people were screaming to take picture and tell the world that they were killing innocent people.
This picture was captured during the start of the massacre, it shows the people were running everywhere



The lights went out in the square, the tanks were starting up. They put on display lights that lit up the people running from and to the square. "River of troops running towards the people"

This is a picture of the square/street that the army had filled with their tanks and troops. It scales how big of an army and massacre it had become by the size of the streets.


I decided to research from CNN and New York Times, and looked at the topic about Ebola. Duncan recently went to Liberia, and when he returned. He had signs of Ebola. He wasn't hospitalized right away in Dallas but was admitted soon after his first 6 signs.
"Duncan received experimental medicine on October 4 -- six days after admission to the hospital. It was a far longer wait than four other Ebola patients treated in the United States. Those patients -- two each at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center -- got experimental medicine immediately. They're all U.S. citizens; Duncan was a Liberian.
His family is claiming bias." CNN 


10 comments:

  1. I really like the way that you described what happened at Tienanmen Square. I didn't really understand the reason why the "tank man" did what he did either, and I think learning about it really helped me to understand it better.

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  2. I liked the picture of the people running away from the tank a lot. It really shows the intesnity of that event, and does a good job showing what it was like that night!

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  3. I like how descriptive you were when talking about Tianamen Square. The way you wrote it really grabbed my attention and kept me engaged. I also liked how you went in depth about how their motive was not to simply warn but to blantly kill.

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  4. I found your article on Ebola very interesting because i had no clue that there were a few other patients being treated for Ebola here In the U.S. Also the fact that the family of the Dallas man are calling bias on his experimental treatment because he is Liberian.

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  5. I love the picture you used of Tienanmen Square, and how it shows the intensity of the massacre. Even thought not the clearest picture, it really shows you the environment in which these students were brave enough to be protesting in.

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  6. I wrote about Mr. Duncan and his case of Ebola as well from the information I found on CNN and The Wallstreet Journal. I thought it was crazy that Mr. DUncan had died in such a short time period since he came home from Liberia. But I also read that he was in contact with 48 people since his return back to the states and doctors are still trying to find those people to see if they have any signs of Ebola as well.

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  7. I did the same exact newspapers and article for the 3rd part! It's crazy that they let him leave the hospital without considering he may have Ebola. I wonder how much that choice has affected Texas, as more people than we know could have came in contact with Thomas.

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  8. The pictures you chose seem a lot more personal because it looks like someone who witnessed it in person took it. It really shows how intense and dark it was.

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  9. I really liked how detailed your description of the Square was and the picture you used to represent it was a very strong one that does a good job of showing what happened there.

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  10. I like your pictures because they really show how chaotic it was.

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