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A symbol of innocence

By Anna Foa*

There is a video, circulating on social media, that shows a man in Ukraine who tries to stop with his bare hands a Russian tank and then kneels to do it. A very explicit symbol of the innocent who is helpless in the face of the violence of the armed aggressor. And you remember Tiananmen, that extraordinary image, and other images of unarmed men and women trying to stop soldiers anywhere violence is rampant in the word. Now along with these photos, there is also this one of a man kneeling in front of a tank.