Christian Bale attempts to visit Chinese activist, is blocked by guards (Video)

Christian Bale was blocked from visiting a human rights activist under house arrest in rural China by plainclothes guards Thursday, as video posted by CNN shows.

The “Dark Knight” actor traveled eight hours from Beijing, where he was promoting the film, “Flowers of War,” to meet Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer and activist who has been confined to his home since being released from prison in September 2010.

Bale — whose run-in with the guards was taped by the CNN camera crew he was traveling with — was pushed and hit by guards attempting to knock a small camera from his hands. He asked the men, “Why can I not visit this free man?” Bale later told CNN, “What I really wanted to do was to meet the man, shake his hand and say what an inspiration he is.”

Chen, a self-taught lawyer, gained international notoriety after he began taking the cases of women who underwent forced abortions and sterilization. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in 2006 for damaging property and disrupting traffic, charges that his supporters say were fabricated, as the Post reported.

正在中國宣傳新片的金像男星、「蝙蝠俠」基斯頓比爾,昨隨美國有線電視新聞網絡(CNN)記者,探望內地盲人維權人士陳光誠時,遭到多名守宪阻止,雙方發生推撞,基斯頓被­大力推開,有人更對他的攝影機揮拳,拍攝隊伍最終無奈離開。

基斯頓比爾原本正在中國出席新片《金陵十三釵》的首映禮,但他昨天專程與CNN記者,到山東省臨沂市東師古村探望盲人維權律師陳光誠,但他們到達一個查哨點時,就被四名便­衣人員阻攔。基斯頓即透過繙譯表示:「我來這裡是要見陳光誠。」但對方即叫喊:「過去!過去!」同時不停推開基斯頓。

從CNN拍攝到的畫面顯示,雙方發生推撞,之後約有數十名穿著類似軍服的守宪走過來。基斯頓不停問:「為甚麼我不能見這個已回復自由的人?」但守衛未有理會,更對着他的攝­影機揮拳,並企圖制伏他。最後拍攝隊伍惟有上車離去,但守衞的車隊在後面緊跟了40分鐘。

基斯頓在車上講述被推撞的過程時,仍表現得很憤怒。他今次其實是因看到傳媒報道後,主動接觸CNN,表示希望能見陳光誠一面,「我只想與他見面、跟他握手和對他說,他真是­個激勵人心的人」。
‘Batman’ star Bale punched, stopped from visiting blind Chinese activist – CNN.com

來源:http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/15/world/asia/china-bale-activist/index.html

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