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coppertrees

Eugene, United States

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This is one of thoes that started as something else intended and ended up setting off a past experence. A balance of good and bad but haunting and one I would not like to go through again..

May-June 1989 Bejing,China Tiananmen Square

A trip planned a year prior.. The first Martial Art team from the US to study and teach in China.
An Honor and a dream come true…..Until

Martial law was declared on May 20. The protesters demanded that the leadership resign, but the government answered on the nights of June 3 and 4 with troops and tanks, killing thousands to quell a "counter-revolutionary rebellion

I was right in the middle of the Square with a group of Martial Artists American and Chinese when tear gas hit the streets.

People running everywhere in panic..Surviving was at the top of the priority list for millions!

We managed to get the last train out before the students closed the train station,late that night after hours of gunfire and ground bombs going off. I t was not by choice that they let us on the train, I was not taking no for a answer, climbed over the fence and got on the train my group followed with alot of !!!!!

I will not finish this now but leave a lasting impression on the viewer.

Gallery of Pain series#1

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