On July 4, 1989, Yan Jiaqi and Wuer Kaixi became the first leaders of the 1989 movement to escape from mainland China. After reaching safety at Hong Kong, they published a statement calling for oversea Chinese to commemorate the massacre and continue on democracy movement.
Their escape was helped by the "Operation Yellow Bird," a clandestine effort spontaneously organized by a group of Hong Kong people to rescue movement leaders from mainland.
Days of 1989
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