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Ai Weiwei’s studios torn down without interference

12 January 2011

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Ai Weiwei’s studios torn down without interference

A crew of workers tore down the Shanghai studio of Ai Weiwei Tuesday, a development the outspoken artist said was linked to two controversial documentaries.

Demolition crews under the orders of Jiading district officials showed up at the studio at 6 am Tuesday and began working.

“We told them the studio would be demolished within a certain period of time, but there was no specific time given,” Chen said.

The demolition notice was issued on October 19 and it said the studio failed to follow proper application procedures.

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via GlobalTimes

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