A screenshot of the TV video of Nancy Pelosi going to Tiananmen Square to support the Chinese democracy movement
The bas-relief of "The Speaker Calls Up Loudly" is exhibited in the U.S. Congress Hall
"The House Speaker Speaks Out" (The House Speaker Speaks Out), also known as "Pelosi, Dean of the House of Representatives." It’s the artist’s use of relief to reproduce the scene of U.S. Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 1991 in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in solidarity with the Chinese democracy movement.
When the "June 4th Incident" occurred in 1989, Pelosi was arrested and detained for several days for protesting in China. Later, she proposed the Chinese Student Protection Act, which provides asylum for "June 4th" students.
In 1991, Pelosi, who had recently served as a member of the House of Representatives, visited Beijing again, and at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, with the then Georgia Congressman Ben Jones and Washington State Congressman John Mille, they laid three white flowers in front of the Martyrs Monument and held them up. A small black banner with the words "To the martyrs who sacrificed for the cause of democracy in China". Afterwards, the CCP's armed police arrived quickly and ordered the three members to stop the commemorative activities and threatened the media people present to smash their cameras. The three Pelosi were reprimanded by the CCP's armed police, and seven TV reporters were detained. Pelosi was deported the next day.
Fortunately, this historical scene was filmed and made public. Mr. Chen Weiming used his unique artistic language to express his gratitude to Pelosi and other Western democrats who took the risk to speak up for the human rights of the Chinese people.