BREAKING NEWS – August 21 – 11PM Beijing: Six foreigners given 10 days’ detention
BEIJING (AFP) — Beijing police said Thursday it had handed out 10-day detention terms to six foreigners believed by an overseas activist group to be pro-Tibet campaigners involved in Olympic protests this week.
Statement from James before he was arrested (starts about 1 minute in)
Beloved FAT Lab member, James Powderly, is currently being detained in China. As of 10:30 AM, he has been detained for almost 48 hours with still no word. Read more from the NY Times (below) and check out the awesome laser stencil he created for the event. Free Powderly t-shirt design submissions are also welcome.
“BEIJING — In their latest confrontation with pro-Tibetan protesters during the Olympics, Chinese authorities arrested five Americans on Tuesday after they spelled out “Free Tibet” with blue L.E.D. lights near the National Stadium. Three other people, including a New York artist who fashions giant displays with lasers on buildings, were detained for a separate protest.”
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