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Scandinavia Today / Sweden


Naked Chinese man arrested outside Nobel banquette in Sweden

Monday, 10 December 2012
A Chinese artist streaked necked outside the Concert Hall in protest against Mo Yan who was being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The exiled Chinese author Liao Yiwu and artist Meng Huang travelled on Monday  to Stockholm to protest against Mo Yan receiving his Nobel Prize from the Swedish king Carl XVI Gustav.

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Yiwu who has served prison term in Chinese and now live in exile in Germany for his socially critical poetry; claim that the noble award was a legitimacy of the Chinese government. Liao Yiwu is one of the most vocal critics of Mo Yan.

Television images show one of the men running naked towards the Stockholm Concert Hall, where the ceremony was taking place. He was quickly disposed of by the police.

The necked Chinese man was pronounced drunk and has been hospitalized for him to sober up. They showed up rowdy and drunk, Sven-Erik Olsson, press spokesperson for the Swedish head police in Stockholm said.
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