02 May '11, 10am

'Chair protest' in Hong Kong for Ai Weiwei's release

'Chair protest' in Hong Kong for Ai Weiwei's release

A group of protesters makes a giant Chinese character out of chairs reading "imprisoned" in Hong Kong on May 2, 2011 as they stage a 'chair protest' to demand the release of Chinese prominent artist Ai Weiwei on the eve of his one-month detention. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG - HONG Kong pro-democracy supporters staged a 'chair protest' on Monday calling for the release of prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in a rally held on the eve of his one month detention. Ai, a harsh critic of China's Communist Party leaders, was taken into custody in Beijing on April 3 for unspecified 'economic crimes', sparking worldwide condemnation. Inspired by one of Ai's installations, the Fairytale, dozens of supporters brought chairs to Hong Kong's Victoria Park to form the Chinese character for 'prison' and carried placards railing against China's one-party rule. 'Ai Weiwei has been detained for...

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