There is a blind man in China who
has made a mess. A big one. And the most powerful people in the world are doing everything they can to make it go away or just ignore it.
Chen Guancheng is a blind human rights activist who has protested his country’s forced abortions and sterilizations. After months of beatings at the hands of his guards, Chen pretended to be sick and laid up in bed. He and his wife studied the movements of the guards, according to ABC News. In the middle of the night, Guancheng slipped past nearly 100 guards stationed around his home and escaped into the night.
This would seem like a near perfect ending to a Hollywood movie accompanied with soaring music and rolling credits as Guancheng reportedly made his way into the U.S. embassy in China.