(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist regime and Jiang faction's persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for six years. July 20 marks the sixth anniversary of the official beginning of the persecution. Practitioners gathered at Queen Elizabeth Square in Auckland on July 16 to hold a press conference and call for an end to the persecution. After the press conference, practitioners marched along Queen Street, the busiest street in Auckland. Practitioners also conducted anti-torture exhibit and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" art exhibition.

Practitioners hold press conference in Auckland.

Practitioners speaking

During the press conference, Member of Parliament and spokesperson for Foreign Affairs for the Green Party, Mr. Keith Locke expressed his admiration toward Falun Gong practitioners. Director of New Zealand Chapter of Chinese Democracy Party Mr. Pan Qing stated in his speech that he saw the hope for China from Falun Gong practitioners. Alphaeus Onyeke, Chairman of African Organization in Auckland expressed that the Chinese communist regime's cruel torture of Falun Gong practitioners cannot be accepted. Human rights attorney Mr. Chris Lawrence also delivered speech at the press conference. He represents Falun Gong practitioners in a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. Several Falun Gong practitioners who had personally experienced the persecution recounted their plight.

MP Keith Locke

Chairman of African Organization at Auckland, Alphaeus Onyeke

Pan Qing, director of New Zealand Chapter of Chinese Democracy Party

Human rights attorney, Chris Lawrence

Falun Gong practitioners recounting the experience of suffering the persecution

A young practitioner calling for rescue children orphaned in the persecution

Falun Gong practitioners parade along Queen Street, Auckland

Young practitioner

Young practitioner

Anti-torture exhibit and truth-clarification

People actively signing petition to support Falun Gong

"Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" art exhibition

Western practitioner's art painting: Bring Jiang to justice