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'I'm human, I have to show my attitude': Ai Weiwei interrogated after rude gesture to security camera

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A security camera afixed to a light pole looks into the studio of dissident artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing on Jan. 17, 2012.

Reuters reports from BEIJING:

Activist artist Ai Weiwei, whose 81-day detention last year sparked an international outcry, said he was interrogated by police for five hours on Sunday for throwing stones at and making a rude gesture to surveillance cameras outside his home.

Ai said the stones did not hit the 10 cameras outside his house and he did not think he would face charges.

"They said to me: 'This is a warning because you have to behave'," Ai said. "I said: 'I'll behave. I take your warning seriously. But I'm human, I have to show my attitude. It's just a gesture. You're so powerful, how can I destroy you?'"

Meanwhile, veteran Chinese dissident Zhu Yufu has been indicted on subversion charges for writing a poem urging people to gather to defend their freedoms, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Read the full report.