Ricker Choi (b. 1975)

Siege of CUHK

Original artwork: acrylic on canvas
Print edition: pigment print on PVC Foam Board

22.5 x 30 in.
Executed in 2021

The death of 22-year-old Chow Tsz-lok led to widespread outrage in Hong Kong. While the cause of death is unknown, except that he mysteriously fell from the third floor inside a car park, the police did obstruct paramedics from attending to him, resulting in substantial delay in treatment. Protesters and students called for a general strike, occupied the Chinese University of Hong Kong and set up barricades. This led to violent clashes with the police between 11–15 November 2019 as the protesters defended bravely the university.