From the online petition Demand Justice for Artist Takeshi Miyakawa:
On May 19th, 2012, artist and designer Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested in Brooklyn while installing “I ♥ NY” lamps in a local park, part of a project designed to celebrate NY Design Week and the Tokyo-born artist’s love for New York City, where he has lived for the past 23 years.
Miyakawa was charged with the class D felony of reckless endangerment, placing of false bombs, and criminal nuisance. He is being detained for thirty days to await mental evaluation.
Public safety need be protected, but so must our human rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Sign this petition to help free Takeshi Miyakawa.