New Zealand: As July 20 Approaches, Practitioners Call for an End to the Persecution (Photos)
(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.
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.
Falun Gong practitioners parade along Queen Street, Auckland
Anti-torture exhibit and truth-clarification
People actively signing petition to support Falun Gong