1989 Protester's Profile: Yan Wen (严文)
Yan Wen (严文) joined in Big Character Poster campaign in Peking Univ on 18 April, giving public support to the sit-ins. In the evening on the New Year's day 1987, Yan and thousdand students marched to Tiananmen, demanding immediate release of arrested students who protested in Tiananmen at the same day.
He organized a literature and photography community including students in seveal universities in 1987, developing different literatural styles, invesigating social and political phenomena and debating politics.
At around 1:00 a.m. on June 4, 1989, Yan was shot in the artery of his upper leg, when he was taking photographs at Muxudi. He died in spite of emergency treatment received in the Naval General Hospital. After cremation, his remains were buried at the Taiziyu Public Cemetery in the Funan section, row 11.
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