Who’s Afraid of AI WEI WEI?
Hong Kong police hunt mystery artist behind Ai Weiwei graffiti
Apr 14, 2011, 4:21 GMT
Hong Kong - Hong Kong police were on Thursday looking for a graffiti artist who has spray-painted an image of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on several pavements and footbridges in the city centre.
The series of stenciled images, which also include the words: ‘Who’s afraid of Ai Weiwei?’ in English, were discovered by patrol officers Wednesday. Police said the case has been classified as criminal damage.
Artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei has been held at an undisclosed location by Chinese authorities since April 3 when he was taken as he tried to board a plane from Beijing to Hong Kong.
China says he is being investigated for suspected economic crimes and his detention has nothing to do with human rights or freedom of speech.