…concerned members of Canberra’s arts community joined together today outside the Chinese Embassy in support of the global sit-in to protest against the detention of artist Ai Weiwei by the Chinese Government.
The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is visiting China next week – let’s see what she has to say about the suppression of political discourse in China. In breaking news, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported as having made a personal plea to the Chinese Government for Ai Weiwei’s release. And the NYT reports that 54 people have been detained during the current crackdown.
You can follow the campaign for Ai Weiwei’s release here.