DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Demonstrators stood during a funeral Monday for a student pilot from China who died in Denton in April.
Silently holding signs reading “Justice for Yang” and “End Discrimination Now,” they sought to draw attention to questions surrounding the suicide of Yang Yan.
Yan’s family, who traveled to Texas for the service, is also expected to stay in the country for an undetermined length of time to get more answers about what happened to the 21-year-old.
The chapel at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas was mostly filled with students who trained with Yan at the U.S. Aviation Academy in Denton.
Some of those students have spoken out anonymously since Yan’s death, claiming he had struggled to get enough training time to advance as a pilot. They have also complained instructors generally disregard Chinese students, and questioned rules including travel and language restrictions.