Tiananmen Tankman - Women’s Short Sleeve T-Shirt

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This stencil design inspired by the iconic image taken by Jeff Widener, is arguably the most powerful image of individual defiance of authoritarian state military power.  One man who had the immense bravery to block the path of a column of tanks, at his great personal risk and be doing so, to immortally inspire the oppressed with his audacious courage.

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in Beijing, China, sometimes referred to as the '89 Democracy Movement. The protests were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law. In what became widely known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, troops with assault rifles and tanks killed at least several hundred demonstrators trying to block the military's advance towards Tiananmen Square.

The number of civilian deaths has been estimated at anywhere from hundreds to thousands. The identity of the man in front of the tank isn't known, but given the violence that ensued, it's likely that he also paid the highest price for his brave defiance of the repressive Communist regime.

Kia Kaha!

The shirt back features our Defy extruded logo as a outside printed label below the neck hem.


One of the softest, smoothest, best-looking women’s t-shirts out there.

• 100% fine jersey cotton
• Heather Grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester
• Durable rib neckband
• Form-fitting
• Made in the USA, sweatshop free

 Imperial Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL
HSP* (inches) 26 26 ½ 27 ⅛ 27 ¾ 28 ⅞
Chest Width (inches) 15 ½ 16 ½ 17 ¾ 19 20 ½

The above measurements are in inches. Margin of error +/- 1 in.

Metric Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL
HSP* (cm) 66 67 69 70 73
Chest Width (cm) 39 42 45 48 52

The above measurements are in centimeters. Margin of error +/- 3cm.

HSP*: Measurement from the highest shoulder point (HSP) at top of the shoulder seam by neckband down to the bottom hem.