In June of 2023, Chen Guangcheng attended a gathering of human rights activists in California at Liberty Sculpture Park, a park filled with pro-democracy and anti-communism statues produced by artist and activist Chen Weiming. Below is a photo gallery of Weiming's work.
Chen Guangcheng poses with a group of human rights activists who visited the gallery this year.
This sculpture, "Chained Woman" represents a woman, found in chains, who was forced to bear eight children; the Communist Party suppressed her story, claiming human traficking does not exist in China.
This statue represents the "Tank Man" who famously stood in front of tanks sent by the Communist Party to disperse the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
The number "64" represents June 4, which was the day on which the Communist Party began sending the military to disperse the Tiananmen Square protests. It initiated a massacre of thousands of student protestors.
This mural, underneath the 64 sculpture, shows student protestors being beaten by the police at the Tiananmen Square protests.
Side angle of a scultpure portraying the Umbrella Movement, in which protestors in Hong Kong used umbrellas to stand in solidarity for democracy.
A front angle of the Umbrella Movement sculpture. Chen Guangcheng stands with the artist, Chen Weiming.
This sculpture represents the virus that is the Communist Party in China.
After the Communist Party took over Hong Kong, many citizens fled to Taiwan via boat. The arduous journey is portrayed in this sculpture of waves.