Supporters call for ‘global memorial’ for Liu Xiaobo on July 19

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/18
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) Supporters of Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) have called for a “global memorial” to be held on Wednesday to commemorate the deceased Chinese political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died in China on July 13 of liver cancer.

The Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group urged individuals and groups around the world to participate in the “Freedom through Resistance — Global Memorial for Mr. Liu Xiaobo” on Wednesday by taking photos of themselves next to an empty chair and raising three fingers to symbolize resistance, freedom and hope.

Participants are advised to place flowers, candles, photos or other memorial offerings on the chair, and to choose a location near the sea or a river in memory of the sea burial that supporters said were forced onto Liu by the Chinese authorities.

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