San Francisco, California: Practitioners Call for an End to the CCPs Atrocities (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 15, Falun Gong practitioners in Northern California gathered on Garden Corner Square in Chinatown. They condemned the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, and called on all circles to help stop the CCPs atrocities and the seven-year-long brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Many passers-by were indignant at the CCPs atrocities and asked how to help stop the persecution.
Protesting the CCPs organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners
Regarding the CCPs seven-year-long persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, especially the recently released report on the CCPs organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners, on the afternoon of July 15 practitioners in San Francisco held a rally on Garden Corner Square in Chinatown to protest the persecution of Falun Gong in China. A reenactment of the CCPs torture means and atrocities, and informational poster boards were set up. After seeing the reenactment of the torture methods, tourists and local residents alike said that the CCP does not treat people as human.
Xuerong Zhang: More and more people wish to join the investigation coalition
Dr. Sherry Zhang
Dr. Xuerong Zhang of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, first introduced the Canadian investigation teams conclusions, after its two-month investigation, that the CCP is harvesting vital organs from Falun Gong practitioners for profit. It is genocide that the international community should condemn. On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin and a small faction within the CCP initiated the persecution of Falun Gong out of personal jealousy and self-interest. The seven-year-long persecution was committed based on Jiangs genocidal policy of, "Ruining practitioners reputation, bankrupting them economically, and destroy them physically."
Dr. Zhang said, "Falun Gong practitioners have called on stopping the persecution with non-violent means. When we see that the CCP uses such brutal means to persecuted the Chinese people, we cannot tolerate such crimes. We also see that 12 million Chinese people have posted statement to renounce the CCP. It is so cruel that the CCP sells fellow Chinese peoples vital organs for huge profit."
She also disclosed that more and more people from all walks of life wished to join the coalition and asked for an end of the persecution. Dr. Zhang said, "In the last seven years, people have clearly seen who is peaceful and who are the criminals. We believe that righteousness will prevail."
Doctor Fan: Calling on kind-hearted people to stop the CCPs persecution
Ms. Fan, a gynecology and obstetrics doctor, said, "Everyone knows that one needs to wait a long time for an organ transplant overseas, but in China, vital organs from living people can be bought anywhere and anytime. Why? Because in the CCPs labor camps, concentration camps, even brainwashing centers, a Falun Gong practitioner can be pulled away for their vital organs.
"The CCP doctors do not use anesthesia when harvesting body organs to ensure the organs viability and less repulsion from patients receiving the organ."
Doctor Fan called on all kind-hearted people to act immediately to demand the CCP to stop the persecution and to call for an end to its crimes of organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Chairman of China Amnesty: Protesting the CCPs seven-year-long persecution of Falun Gong
The Chairman of China Amnesty, Shen Mo, said, "Today we are holding a rally here to protest the CCPs seven-year-long persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and to support 12 million Chinese renouncing the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
"The CCPs evilness has not changed since its reform and opening-up policy, taking advantage of foreign investment and collecting peoples assets to make Chinas economy grow fast. Vast numbers of Chinese people in the lower economic level, especially unemployed workers and farmers, are still living in poverty. The polarization between rich and poor has become worse."
Steven: Everyone, Please Help More People Know the Facts
Steven, a market manager in the San Francisco Bay area, said that David Matas, international human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada formed an independent investigation team and released their report to the media on July 6, 2006. The report confirmed the CCPs practice of removing vital organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. These atrocities are ongoing today.
Steven called on everyone to act, in order to help more people know the facts and stop the atrocities.
Yu Li: We Hope Everyone Learns the Facts of Falun Gong
Yu Li, a computer engineer in Northern California, shared her feelings after reading the investigation report. She grew up in an army family. Her parents in China are anxious when she talks about activities here. She wanted everyone to know about the terrorist environment under which the Chinese people live.
She said, "The CCPs persecution of Falun Gong has lasted for seven years. So far, 2,922 practitioners are known to have been tortured to death. Facing life-threatening danger, practitioners in China have exposed the CCPs persecution and transmitted the persecution facts to practitioners overseas. What Falun Gong practitioners are doing is to tell people about the facts of the persecution occurring in China.
"We hope that everyone learns the facts of Falun Gong."
A New Practitioner: I Cannot Express Appreciation to Dafa with Human Language
A new practitioner who has practiced Falun Gong for a little over a month said, "I was shocked when I heard of the CCPs organ removal from living people. I returned to Shenyang, China, to see a doctor because I had severe chronic diseases. I asked a taxi driver whether he knew about the organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners. The driver said This is not news. It occurred a few years ago."
In the following days, she took taxis and those drivers told her, "Everyone knows of this matter in Shenyang. It is old news. How come you are just learning about it now?"
After coming back from China, her illness relapsed and became more severe. Under the situation of no alternatives, she thought of trying Falun Gong. On the afternoon of May 18, she started to practice Falun Gong. Three days later, her severe rheumatism was gone. Her legs were not in pain anymore. The swelling in her legs and other areas was all gone.
The new practitioner said, "I asked myself, how can I change into a new person? I cried. I had illnesses for many years. Sometimes, I had so much pain that I did not feel like going on. I could not imagine that after practicing Falun Gong all my illnesses would be gone. Now I have become healthier. My appreciation to Dafa cannot be expressed with any human language.
So I stand up today to speak out, in order to have more fellow Chinese people learn about the grace of Falun Dafa."
Passers-by Are Indignant at the CCPs Atrocities
After seeing the information about the CCPs atrocities, some tourists and local residents said that the CCP does not treat people as human.
A mother and her daughter watched the reenactment of the CCPs torture means and live organ removal. The daughter Matina shed tears. Matina said, "The Communist party does not care about life. It is so in all communist countries."
A Chinese woman who emigrated from Hong Kong less than a year ago watched the reenactment of the CCPs torture means. She said that she had heard of the persecution of Falun Gong when she was in Hong Kong. She felt sorrow when she learned that the CCP tortures practitioners to death. She said that she has learned about the CCPs crimes in recent years.