Toronto: Prior to July 20, Falun Gong Practitioners Mourn Fellow Practitioners in Front of the Chinese Consulate (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Six years ago, Jiang Zemin's regime launched a persecution campaign against Falun Gong. As of today, 2684 Falun Gong practitioners are verified to have died a result of persecution. On the evening of July 19, 2005, about 60 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto to mourn fellow practitioners who have died as a result of persecution in the past six years.
Falun Gong practitioners mourn fellow practitioners who have died as a result of persecution
Practitioners held photos of practitioners who have died from persecution and lit candles, quietly expressing their remembrance for those practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution. A mother and her three-year-old son also came to join the candlelight vigil.
The host told a story of what happened on July 20 six years ago: when Jiang Zemin noticed that one out of twelve Chinese people practiced Falun Gong, he gave the order to eradicate Falun Gong by any means. Six years have passed, though the CCP is an autocratic regime that has mobilized the violent state machinery, controls the national media and propaganda instruments, and has experiences of suppressing and enslaving people accumulated over the course of decades, it is unable to suppress Falun Gong.
A representative of Falun Gong practitioners expressed in her speech, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is just like a mirror, reflecting all lies, wickedness, violence and corrupted things. The more people who practice Falun Gong, the bigger the contrast. The lies and violence that the CCP advocates are just opposite of Falun Gong's principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."
Ms. Jin, who has personally suffered persecution in China, said, "Thinking of the persecution that has lasted for six years, my heart is heavy." She also believed that the communist party is sustaining this persecution by means of lies. She called for Chinese officials in consulates and embassies who have known the truth to expose the real situation of Falun Gong to people in China and help stop the persecution. Just like Chen Yonglin and Hao Fengjun, step forward to expose the wicked party's persecution of Falun Gong."
Xiao Ce stated that Falun Gong practitioners in China, both young and old, have made great sacrifices. People should thank these Falun Gong practitioners. They risked their lives to tell others the facts about Falun Gong and tell people not to participate in the persecution. Xiao Ce said, "These Falun Gong practitioners are risking their lives to help people. People will definitely thank them in future."
Peter is a special correspondent for CBC who makes documentaries. He often shot footage about Falun Gong and therefore has come to know about Falun Gong and the persecution in China.
Another professional photographic reporter named Brenna, like Peter, accompanied these Falun Gong practitioners until the end of the candlelight vigil at 10 p.m.