Ricker Choi (b. 1975)
Marching with Marco Leung
Digital art print on PVC foam board
30 x 50 in.
Executed in 2022
On June 15, 2019, Marco Leung, aged 35, killed himself in protest against the Extradition Bill that will allow HongKongers be extradited to mainland China, which has opaque legal system, rampant corruption, gross violations of human rights including the use of torture and organ harvestings of political dissidents. Many understood that this bill, if passed, will be used to silence anyone protesting against the regime. He was the first to die for Hong Kong. Marco was seen standing on top of scaffolding outside the mall "Pacific Place", donning a yellow raincoat. He hung a banner calling for the bill to be withdrawn and for those arrested in clashes to be released. Here the artist imagines Marco is still with us, marching along side in our fight against the Chinese Communist Party.