This would be awesome except he's far too young to be facing something like that, & that his mother probably put him up to it & should be slapped.
Image of little boy on bicycle becomes Moscow's Tiananmen Aquare moment
The image is poised to become the iconic face of the pro-democracy protests gripping Russia
By Meghan Neal / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 9:40 PM
This instantlt iconic picture shows a little boy sitting on a bicycle in front of a wall of Russian police.
A photo circulating the Internet that is being called ďMoscowís Tiananmen imageĒ is poised to become the iconic face of the pro-democracy protests gripping Russia in the wake of President Vladimir Putinís election.
The picture shows a little boy sitting on a bicycle in front of a wall of Russian police.
The New Yorker and Foreign Policy magazine correspondent Julia Ioffe snapped the photo with her iPhone during violent protests by anti-Putin demonstrators on the day before Putin's inauguration, ABC News reports. She tweeted the photo, and refering to Tiananmen,
to her more-than-6,000 followers.
Ioffe was referencing the huge pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square, China in 1989, iconized by a photograph of one man standing still in front of a row of tanks.
At least 20,000 people rallied Sunday at Moscow's Bolotnaya Square in protest of Putinís election.
Violence erupted as the protesters marched toward the Kremlin and police fought back with clubs, injuring several people and leading to more than 400 arrests, reports the Associated Press.
Anti-Putin protests began when the sidelined leader announced he intended to return to the presidency, an office he held from 2000 - 08.
At the time he was serving as Russiaís prime minister. Putinís easy victory in March despite accusations of ballot box stuffing and government corruption sparked more protests, showing the publicís changing sentiment toward the long-time leader.
Demonstrations became violent as Putinís inauguration approached.
Ioffe was at the scene when she glimpsed the powerful image of the young boy lingering on his bicycle in front of a daunting line of Russian police wearing helmets holding weapons.
"In the era of Twitter and Facebook, [images\] become instantly iconic," Ioffe wrote Monday in a Foreign Policy magazine article on the Moscow protests.
Demonstrations continued Monday during Putinís inaguration and more than a hundred more people were arrested.
In central Moscow hundreds of young people are still camped out to protest the government.
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