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Trial of activist artist in China ends; no verdict

Trial of activist artist in China ends; no verdict

The trial of a Chinese artist who led a daring march toward Tiananmen Square and was later accused of assaulting police has ended without an immediate verdict, His supporters say the case is revenge for his activism.
Wu Yuren was charged in May with "obstructing public affairs with violence" after a confrontation with police. Wu says he was beaten, but is accused of hurting a police officer's fingers.
Wu's wife and lawyer said Friday's trial concluded with no verdict. It was held amid tight security.
Wu has helped lead other Beijing artists to protest sometimes violent harassment from developers who want to tear down their studios for real estate profits. He led a brief march toward Tiananmen Square last February.


Updated : 2021-06-18 07:03 GMT+08:00