二十一年前的 5 月，來自湖南的三個二十多歲的年輕人喻東岳，余志堅和魯德成來到北京，聲援在天安門廣場爭取民主的學生。他們製作了一對寫著“五千年專制到此告一段落，個人崇拜從今可以休矣”的橫幅，張貼在天安門城樓主門洞兩側。5 月23日，三人用紅色油漆和雞蛋潑污在城樓上的毛畫像上。余喻魯此舉，鋒芒直指中共專制的奠基者，並成为八九民主运动的里程碑！但隨後他們三人卻付出了沉重的代價。余喻魯三人因“五.二三”事件而獲罪，所獲刑期分別重達無期徒刑、有期徒刑二十年、有期徒刑十六年。
兩年前，余志堅和喻東岳兩家人一起在中外友人的幫助下成功逃離中國，經泰國抵達美國，並參加了去年在DC舉行的六四大屠殺二十周年的紀念活動。他們兩個家庭已經開始在美國安置下來，但是前面面臨的挑戰可想而知，語言的障礙，文化的隔閡，身體的傷殘更加劇了他們 生活的艱辛。當我們年復一年紀念八九六四的時候，我們不應該忘記這兩位當年為中國的民主和自由付出慘痛代價的英雄，我們更有責任來幫助他們一起在這片自由 的土地上重建幸福的人生 ！
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Donation Plea for Yu Dongyu and Yu Zhijian
By Humanitarian China
In May twenty-one years ago, three young men in their twenties came to Beijing from Hunan Province to voice their support for the students pro-democracy movement at Tiananmen Square. They were Yu, Dongyue, Yu, Zhijian and Lu, Decheng. They hanged two banners written “Five Thousand Years of Authoritarian Rule Ends Here!” and “Gone Are the Days for Cult of Personality!” on each side of the Tiananmen Gate.
On May 23, these three young men threw eggs filled with red paint onto Mao’s portrait hanging at the Tiananmen Gate. This brave act was directed at the founder of the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party. It became the milestone of the pro-democracy movement of 1989.
These three young men paid heavily for their heroic deeds. Yu, Zhijian was sentenced to life imprisonment, Yu, Dongyue 20 years and Lu, Decheng 16 years.
Yu, Dongyue was very talented since childhood. He was an art editor of a local newspaper before his arrest. Prior to his arrest and at the early years of his imprisonment, he wrote over a hundred poems.
While serving his sentence he wrote slogans like “Down With Deng Xiaoping!” and “Redress June 4th Incident!” on the walls of his cell. The prison guards punished him by handcuffing him to an electric post and exposing to the sun for six days! He was also brutally beaten. All these torture started to bring a toll on his mental stability. Afterward he was transferred to the maximum security section. There he suffered even more brutality and was put into long-term solitary confinement. At the time leaving the maximum security section, he was in full-blown mental collapse. When he was released on February 22, 2006, he was so “dull-witted” and “insane” that he did not recognize his parents and other family members. He was still as gentle and refined as before. But unfortunately he could no longer feel the warmth and respect from his loved ones.
Two years ago, with the help of domestic and foreign friends, Yu, Zhijian’s and Yu, Dongyue’s families successfully fled China and came to the United States via Thailand. They participated in the activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the June 4th massacre in Washington D.C. last year. They have now settled down in America. But it is not hard to imagine the huge challenge in front of them. Language barrier, cultural differences plus mental disability worsen their hardship further more. As we commemorate June 4th pro-democracy movement year after year, we should not forget these two heroes who paid heavily for the cause of democracy and freedom in China! It is our unshirkable responsibility to help them rebuild their happy life in this free country.
Love warms our hearts. Affection makes life eternal. Mutual-concern, commemoration, recollection and hope actually are inherently interconnected into one entity. We call upon everyone to show his/her care and extend his/her helping hands to Yu, Dongyue and Yu, Zhijian who are now still in hardship. Every penny you donate means enormous encouragement and support. What is more: Humanitarian China will make a dollar-to-dollar matching donation for your contribution. Humanitarian China relies on the support from individual contributors. Your donation today will be doubled to help the victims.
If you would like to make a donation to these two families, please write a check payable to Humanitarian China and mail it to: 204 East 2nd Avenue, #812, San Mateo, CA 94001. Please write “Tiananmen” on the bottom line of your check. Besides, the donation can also be made online or through bank transfer ( https://h-china.org/donation.aspx ). Humanitarian China (web site: h-china.org ) is a non-profit organization registered in California. Your donation will be tax deductible.
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