Tiananmen activist released after trying to break into Japan's Chinese Embassy

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A Tiananmen square activist has been released by Japanese authorities after he was arrested for allegedly trying to force his way into the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo on the anniversary of the military crackdown.

Wu'er Kaixi, 42, who allegedly jumped over a small steel fence in front of the embassy on Friday, was quickly overpowered by Japanese police and arrested.

A Tokyo police spokesman confirmed the release of Wu'er, now a Taiwanese citizen, but declined to give further details. He spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

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