1989 Protester's Profile: Xiao Jie (肖杰) | Countdown for China | 19 Apr 2014 | Amnesty International UK

1989 Protester's Profile: Xiao Jie (肖杰)

Xiao Jie (肖杰, aka 肖峰杰),  student at People's University in China, one of student representatives, handed in the Seven-Point Demands in the Great Hall of People. Xiao organized a society,  invesigating social and political phenomena and debating politics since 1988.

Xiao had a train ticket to Chengdu, Sichuan dated June 5, 1989.  At about 2:00 p.m. on 5 June, he was walking on the south side of Nanchizi. When he was crossing the road, he passed over the red enforcement line and when he failed to heed the "stop" shout of the martial law troops, he was shot dead by a bullet in the back which came out through the chest. At about 4:00 p.m., the Public Security Bureau, having found his student ID on his body, informed the university to collect his corpse. http://www.tiananmenmother.org/

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