Chen Guangcheng at Beijing U.S. Embassy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng (chuhn gwahng-chuhng) says everybody should fight against injustice.
Chen arrived Saturday evening at his temporary home in New York City. He will be staying with his family in an apartment at New York University. Chen arrived in the U.S. earlier Saturday, hours after he was hurriedly taken from a Chinese hospital and put on a plane.
He addressed a cheering crowd through a translator and thanked the U.S. and Chinese governments.
Chen escaped from his village in April and was given sanctuary inside the U.S. Embassy after seven years of prison and house arrest. He is planning to study law at NYU. But before that, he says he is planning to spend time recuperating.
Chen was on crutches, his right leg in a cast.