(Clearwisdom.net) On January 6, 2007, the Toronto Service Center for Quitting the CCP held a rally in Chinatown to celebrate and support 17 million withdrawals from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and its affiliated organizations. Several Chinese shared their view on the CCP and the Quitting the CCP movement at the rally. Volunteers for the service center distributed copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other related materials.

By January 6, 17,118,000 people have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations through the Epoch Times' website.

Ms. Wang from the service center said to the crowd: "According to the CCP's statistics, in 2005, there was a protest (civilians' struggle to defend their basic rights) every 6 minutes in China. Evidence showed that there were even more protests in 2006. While struggling for their rights, many civil groups in China have also sent the Epoch Times name lists of people who decided to quite the CCP and its affiliated organizations. In his statement of quitting the CCP, a military officer wrote: 'The question of whether men and women in uniform are to protest citizens or to be a tool of the CCP's totalitarian regime has bewildered me for a long time. Through my relatives, I learned that the CCP is so evil and brutal and it can even commit atrocities of harvesting organs from living people for profit. I therefore decide to quit the CCP. At the same time, my wife and daughter decide to quite the Communist Youth League. As a man in uniform, I will point my gun to the evil party when the call from the public comes.'"

Ms. Wang continued, "Every time the evil party commits an atrocity, such as the recent killing in Guangdong Province, harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and the arrest and secret trial of civil rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, it inspires more Chinese people to denounce the party and more foreign governments and overseas human rights activists to condemn the CCP. For example, in 2006, the Vice President of the European Parliament, Edward McMillan-Scott, former secretary for the Canadian Department of State (Asian Pacific) David Kilgour, the Australian Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong and Canadian Prime Minister Harper in succession stepped up to say 'no' to the CCP's atrocities."

In his speech, volunteer Mr. Li said: "Chinese people can no longer tolerate the atrocities of the CCP, and social contradiction has reached a critical point. In China, cursing the CCP has become a popular social phenomenon: regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religious background and social status, people, including corrupted officials, are cursing the CCP. The collapse of the CCP is coming soon."

At the rally site, this reporter met Ms. Wang, a volunteer for the hotline of the Toronto Quitting the CCP Service Center. Wang told the reporter that more and more people are calling the hotline. On the busiest day, more than one hundred Chinese called in to quit the party.

Ms. Wang shared two recent stories:

1) A middle school student called from Mainland China. He said that his school was now soliciting up to 5 students from his class to join the Communist Youth League and he was not sure whether he should join. Ms. Wang told him that people are now quitting the CCP and he should not join it. Wang also asked if he has the number of his class' mentor teacher. The child's mother then gave Ms. Wang the number. Wang called the teacher and told her about the ongoing Quitting the CCP movement. The teacher immediately decided to quit the Youth League and thanked Ms. Wang.

2) A Mainland Chinese called in and asked what this number was for as he found the number on a RMB bill (Chinese currency). Ms. Wang told him that this number is to help people to quit the CCP. The man then said: "Do you know who I am? I am a police officer!" Ms. Wang replied that police have always been the unfortunate scapegoats in all the past political movements of the CCP and told him he should quit the CCP for his own sake. She also shared a comment from one of her classmates who is a police officer in China: "We are just a dog raised by Jiang Zemin (former CCP head) and we have to attack anyone that we are ordered to attack." The caller sighed and ended the call.