Ai Weiwei dedicated his speech to Hong Kong protests
Ai Weiwei, named the artist of the year by GQ, said at the awards ceremony:
“My heart and my mind goes to Hong Kong. A lady lost her eyes because of the brutality of the Hong Police. Think of Hong Kong.”
On August 31 – September 1, police and protesters in Hong Kong had the most violent clashes since protests began. According to the New York Times, the Chinese authorities accuse protesters of attacking the police with Molotov cocktails, stones and bricks. The police used tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons.
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