Hong Kong: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest the Hong Kong Administration's Proposed "Anti-Subversion Law" (Photos)
AP photo: On October 1, Tuesday, Falun Gong practitioners meditate during a protest outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. At this time, an official reception held by Hong Kong's chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa is about to start at the exhibition center. About 100 Falun Gong practitioners held a protest against the local government's "anti-subversion law" and the Mainland's (Jiang's regime's) persecution of Falun Gong. The banner at back reads, "Vicious law helps to harm people and ruin the country; valuing virtue and being kind will ensure peace over the world."
Reuters photo: Falun Gong [practitioners] meditate during a protest outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, site of the official Chinese National Day celebrations, in Hong Kong October 1, 2002. About one hundred Falun Gong [practitioners] staged a silent sit-down protest against China's [persecution] of the movement and a planned local anti-subversion law, which they feared would extend such persecution to Hong Kong. The planned law, unveiled last week, has raised concerns it could be used against anyone whom China or Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government finds objectionable, such as political dissidents and Falun Gong adherents. REUTERS/Kin Cheung.
(Clearwisdom.net) According to a report from Central News Agency, on October 1, 2002, more than 100 Falun Gong practitioners held group exercise practices near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, protesting against the Hong Kong administration's proposed laws based on the 23rd article of the Basic Law. At 3 pm, despite the rain, Falun Gong practitioners practiced the exercises outside the Convention and Exhibition Center to protest the planned "anti-subversion law". They considered the law to be suppressive of human rights.
Practitioners requested the Chinese Communist Party to stop persecuting Falun Gong and release all jailed Falun Gong practitioners.
Hong Kong Falun Gong spokesperson Mr. Kan Hung-cheung expressed concerns that Falun Gong practitioners' activities would be suppressed if the legislation of the 23rd article is enforced. They would contact different organizations and government officials to express their concerns and opinions. Last week, the Hong Kong administration proposed the legislation of the 23rd article of the Basic Law, and planned to classify activities including sedition, subversion, and revealing national secrets as crimes with the highest penalty of imprisonment for life.