After the massacre, Beijing Municipal Government and the Martial Law Commanding Army have announced that the Autonomous Students Union of Beijing, the Independent Federation of Beijing Workers, the Autonomous Federation of Beijing Resident, the Capital’s Intellectuals Union and the Capital’s Society for the Preservation of the Constitution as illegal organisations. They demanded these organizations to be dissolved immediately and set up hot-lines for citizens to provide information of their activities.
Ministry of National Security and Ministry of Public Security have issued a nation-wide warrant for Fong Lizhi and his wife, 21 student leaders, 23 members of the Capital’s Intellectual Union, and workers’ union leaders. Local governments issued their own wanted list. They wasted no time in arresting and trailing activists in an attempt to smother the movement completely.
According to the Reform-through-labour Work Administration Bureau, within one month after 4th June, over 2,000 people were arrested; this figure is believed to be understated. On June 11, a Hong Kong student Yao Yongzhan was arrested while leaving Shanghai, and he was detained for over one year in China.