The second trial of lawyer Xu Zhiyong, the founder of the New Citizens Movement, is set to begin in Beijing this morning. For more, see our post yesterday.
The following are Xu Zhiyong’s words, conveying the spirit of the New Citizens Movement and shared today by the movement’s members:
Citizens, let us begin from this moment. No matter where you are, no matter what your profession, rich or poor, let us in the depths of our hearts, in our daily lives, on the internet, and on every inch of this vast land, firmly and loudly declare the identity that rightfully belongs to us: I am a citizen; we are citizens.