A prominent blind Chinese activist has made a dramatic escape from house arrest in Shandong province and fled to Beijing, a friend and fellow activist said Friday.
Chen Guangcheng was driven to Beijing on Sunday after evading his guards, according to He Peirong, his friend who says she traveled with him.
Chen, 40, had prepared for his escape for months, He Peirong said, by lying in bed for prolonged periods so that the guards wouldn't be suspicious if they didn't see any activity from him for a long time.
Once escaped, Chen asked He Peirong and a few other activists for help, according to He Peirong. They met him at a rendezvous point, and then drove him to Beijing and hid him in a safe house, she said.
I see, said the blind man, to his deaf wife.
Not being in prison does not make him free.I'm glad Mr. Chen is no longer confined to a cell.I hope he experiences FREEDOM in his lifetime tho.
Run Spot, run! See Spot run? (anybody old enough to remember this)?
One blind Chen, one blind Chen,
See how he runs, see how he runs,
He tried to steal the emperor's yen,
Who plucked out his eyeballs with a chinese hen,
Did you ever read such a story on CNN,
As one blind Chen?
@ PEDO BEAR: Well played grasshopper!
Some of those guards must have helped or just "looked the other way"
I'm an evil man. I found the headline hilarious. Many, many tasteless jokes came to mind. Such as....well, I'm sure he won't get far........how do they know he escaped, maybe he just accidentally wandered off on his way to the bathroom......and many more too crude to post here. Kudos, all of you, for not going down that road.
@ BOMBO ©
Believe my friend, it was very difficult, but I resisted the urge this time.
Was his escape route done in braille,he must of fingered it out to be free now.But really ,how much did it cost???Do ya think a blind man,hiding out in Beijing,would stand out in a crowd or is everybody blind there also,geez!!!Must be that MATRIX outfit,that's it,they all look the same....
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