A DAY to STAND AGAINST TYRANNY
Visual Artists Guild Press Release: For Immediate Release: October 1, 2020
Today as we celebrate the moon festival, we recall the Chinese people who began the revolt against the Mongols in Yuan Dynasty by putting messages inside the moon cakes. Yuan Dynasty was considered the most repression period in Chinese history until now.
We need to pay special attention to the 12 Hong Kong youths who attempted to escape from Hong Kong to Taiwan in a speedboat and were arrested on August 23, 2020 by China's coast guard. Lawyers hired by their families have not been allowed to visit them. Of the twelve people, two are under 18 years at the time of their arrest. None of the twelve youths have been allowed visitation from their family members. Three of them need medication and family members have not been able to provide them with such medications. Four families who previously had hired lawyers from China had been told by the lawyers that China's government had threatened them and they had to drop the case.