January 5, 1968
Making counterrevolutionary propaganda, organizing counterrevolutionary cliques
Writing an essay critical of party policies
As the son of so-called “bourgeois class,” Yu Luoke was not permitted to attend university. In 1966, Yu published the essay, "On Family Origin" arguing against the policy of determining a person's class in contemporary society by his or her family's "class background."
In 1967, CCP's Central Cultural Revolutionary Group deemed Yu's essay a "poisonous weed." The twenty-seven year old Yu was sentenced to death in 1970 at a public trial. He was executed immediately after his conviction.