Orange human rights group
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Press release 30 April 2008
Orange human rights group expelled from
In spite of the expulsion the democracy movement
will already today paint The Pillar of Shame
Already in the
The case has caused a great deal of media attention in Hong Kong. The Danish and French Consul Generals as well as the EU representatives in
The Danish artist Jens Galschiot and his co-workers were invited to Hong Kong by the Chinese Democracy Movement to paint a symbol of the Tiananmen-massacre, the eight meter tall “Pillar of Shame”, orange and to participate in Human Rights activities in relation to the Olympic Torch’ relay on Chinese ground on 2nd May.
The activities in Hong Kong should have put focus on the use of the color orange as a peaceful denunciation of the Human Rights abuses in
The Human Right sculpture in Hong Kong will be painted orange anyway on 30th April 11am – 3pm by the Democracy Movement and the Chinese students, who will then have to be without the participation of the Danish ColorOrange team and Galschiot who is the artist who originally made the sculpture.
On Monday 28th April, a demonstration was made in front of the government offices in Hong Kong, by the Democracy movement and several MPs to protest against the fact that the three Danes from www.thecolororange.net project could not enter
The Danish artist is also preparing a complaint that they were almost treated like criminals and that according to ‘good’ Chinese tradition their lawyer, Albert Ho, was denied access to the airport.
TheColorOrange.net is just now sending requests to their supporters all over the world, to make pieces of orange cloth and tie them on to sculptures all over the cities where they live, and thereby manifest the use of orange and give moral support to the Chinese democracy fighters.
The main international news agencies have vastly covered the events and can provide features, photos, videos, etc.
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Contact to TheColorOrange in
Jens Galschiot, Banevaenget 22, DK-5270 Odense N, tel. +45 6618 4058, evening +45 6614 4038
mobile +45 4044 7058, E-mail: contact@TheColorOrange.net, WWW.TheColorOrange.net
Contact to Danish Orange photographer in
Niller Madsen, TV Documentary: +45 40 215 415
For information about the activities in HK contact the Hongkong
Secretary Ocean Fung +852 2782 6111
E-mail email@example.com, internet www.alliance.org.hk