Human rights protestors march for Chinese activist

Human rights protestors march for Chinese activist

POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 7:30am

UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 7:34am

Human rights protesters marched to the office of China's representative in Hong Kong friday to call for the freedom of blind activist Chen Guangchen and others who helped him escape from house arrest. Around a dozen protesters, wearing sunglasses to show solidarity with Chen, gathered with banners and signs in central Hong Kong.

Protesters placed a petition letter at the main entrance of the China representative's office during the protest but no officials from the Chinese liaison office officially received it. A similar Chen rally was also held in Taiwan. Protesters there gathered outside the American Institute of Taiwan demanding the U.S. government secure Chen and his family's safety.

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