Bird's Nest: Ai Weiwei in English (beta)

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The views expressed on this blog are solely those of Ai Weiwei and the individuals he quotes or retweets. We do not represent the artist, his views or his opinions, and while we make every effort to ensure accuracy in translation, we cannot guarantee it; we are simply providing this site as a service for English speakers.
One hour ago a bunch of police came to Ai Weiwei Studios at Caochangdi FAKE 258 with a search warrant and 8 staff members were taken away to Bejiing Chaoyang District Nangao police station for questioning: Xuye, Qian Feifei, Dongjie, Xiaowei, Xiaoxie, XingruiJiangli, Xiaopang Zhizi. Lu Qing is with the police at home. There are now police in front of the studio and no one is allowed to enter. Ai Weiwei was detained at Beijing Capital Airport 3 hours ago and [we] have been unable to contact him. (This is an assistant tweeting).