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"Dead" Ai Weiwei Statue Causes Panic

Several concerned observers have called the police to report a dead body lying on the floor of a German art gallery, only to discover it's a sculpture of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. That's called art serving its intended purpose!

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(AFP: Thomas Frey)

In honor of Ai Weiwei's efforts to expose censorship and corruption within the Chinese government, sculptor He Xiangyu created a life-size sculpture of the artist/activist lying face down as if tragically killed.

According to Australia's ABC News, the realistic portrayal of Weiwei's death has been all to convincing as several witnesses have called the police to report the disturbing scene.

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