1989 Participant's Profile: Wu Xiangdong (吴向东), | Countdown for China | 15 May 2014 | Amnesty International UK

1989 Participant's Profile: Wu Xiangdong (吴向东),

Wu Xiangdong (吴向东), Worker in the Beijing Dongfeng Television Set Factory, a third year student in the night university's management division. After Students' hunger strike, Wu organised workers to support students.

At around 11:00 p.m, on June 3, 1989, Wu was hit in the neck by an exploding bullet near the Muxudi overpass when he and other protesters blocked army move near Tiananmen. He was taken to Fuxing Hospital by the people, and at around 5:00 a.m. on June 4 he died due to loss of blood. Before his death, his mind was clear, and he wrote the address of his work unit on a 10 fen note with his own hand and gave it to a student at the Beijing Aviation College so he could report the news. On the evening of June 4, family members identified his body. On June 7 he was cremated in the eastern suburbs, and his ashes are in the public cemetery at Babaoshan, in section 2, row 3.



#89june4 25年前的今天 #吴向东 北京东风电视机厂职工,夜大经管系学生,学生开始绝食后,发动工人声援学生。点多,在木樨地桥头阻挡军队,颈部中弹。送复兴医院,因流血过多于4日5时去世,遇难时 21岁。 http://twitpic.com/e3tbcx

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