Chicago: Practitioners Hold Press Conference in Front of Chinese Consulate to Protest the Death of Mr. Liu Chengjun (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) At 4am on December 26, Mr. Liu Chengjun died after 21 months of torture and abuse by Jiang's regime. Mr. Liu was a participant in the March 5th 2002 TV tapping to broadcast the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong to the Chinese people. Their courage shocked the world and dealt a big blow to Jiang Zemin. Mr. Liu was then arrested and had subjected to severe torture and abuse. Upon hearing of his death, practitioners decided to hold a press conference in front of Chinese Consulate Chicago to protest Liu Chengjun'so death. They also called for the punishment of those responsible, to bring Dictator Jiang to justice, and to end the persecution of Falun Gong.
|Sit-in in front of Chinese Consulate at Chicago to protest Jiang regime's torturing Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun to death||Banners displayed in front of Chinese Consulate at Chicago|
Practitioners hurried to make two banners "The Murder of Mr. Liu Chengjun is not permitted by heavenly principles" and "Bring Murderer Jiang Zemin to Justice." They prepared speeches for the press conference and fliers for distribution. Practitioners only have one wish, "Bring the murderers to justice and stop the persecution immediately!"
At 9am on December 29, in succession practitioners came to Chinese Consulate to protest peacefully. Accompanied by the serene exercise music, practitioners silently practiced the exercises and sent righteous thoughts. The two banners were especially striking. In an endless stream, people came to the Consulate to get visas and vehicles passed. Many people accepted fliers and learned the truth.
On 1pm, the press conference started. In both English and Chinese, practitioners read Mr. Liu's story and had a moment of silence to mourn for Mr. Liu.
The event concluded successfully. Consulate officials complained to police that the practitioners were "disturbing the peace." The head of the police office in that district came and he commended Falun Gong practitioners as a "very peaceful group" and allowed the peaceful protest to continue.
Chicago Channel 7, Epoch Times, NTD TV and Chicago New Century TV came to cover the event.