Australia: Rally in Sydney Supports 30 Million People Quitting the CCP and Its Affiliated Organizations (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 15, 2007, nearly 1,000 people from a number of groups in Sydney held a rally in Balmore Park despite the scorching sun. They held banners and sign boards, conveying messages in support of the 30 million Chinese people inside and outside China who have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
Stephen Sim, well-known radio host in Sydney
Michael Darby, Australian linguist and poet
Display of truth-clarification boards in Chinatown
Tracy de Geer, Sydney representative from the Universal Peace Federation in Australia
Former Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin
Truth clarifying display boards draw the attention of passersby
Rally supporting 30 million people quitting the CCP
Speakers at the rally included radio host Stephen Sim, former Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin, Australian MP Kerry, Green Party MP representative Christine Donayre, Tracy de Geer from the Australian Universal Peace Federation, and Scott Chen from the Australian Service Center for Quitting the CCP.
Radio Host Calls on People to Raise Awareness
Stephen Sim, a well-known radio host in Sydney, said that serious human rights abuses are taking place in China, and that he opposed the Olympic Games being held under the CCP's rule. He said that 30 million brave people have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Mr. Sim said to the audience, "We're here blessed to live in this country, we need to do something about what is happening in China today, because to do nothing and stay in the back, makes you as guilty as the perpetrators. We get to help these people." Mr. Sim said that many Falun Gong practitioners have been removed from their homes, taken away from their jobs, thrown into labor camps or even lost their lives for persevering in their belief. He believes that many cheap goods sold at Two Dollar Shops are products that might have been made by people who are enslaved in China's forced labor camps. The detainees are forced to work, tortured and even raped. He called on people to raise awareness with their friends and families, mayors and MPs in their local areas and federal government, and everyone else they encounter.
He reminded the audience, "What is happening in China today is horrible, it's genocide, it must be stopped. I want you to do your bit, I want you to speak to the world, I want everybody to be mindful, so that one day China and its people will be free and share the sunshine that we so openly and so proudly have in this country."
Australian Linguist Calls for the Olympics to be Held in a Free Country
Michael Darby, a linguist and poet, spoke in Chinese at the rally. He called on the Australian people to see clearly the CCP's crimes, refuse to buy products that might be made by slave labor in China and boycott the Beijing Olympics. He said that the CCP has caused the deaths of 80 million Chinese people, which is intolerable and unpardonable. We should oppose the CCP trampling upon human rights and reject products made by slave labor in China's concentration camps. We should tell the Australian government that the Olympics are meant to be held in a free country. He conveyed a strong message at the end of his speech: Quit the Communist Party.
Representative for Universal Peace Federation Calls on People to Work Together to Stop the Persecution of Falun GongTracy de Geer, Sydney representative for the Universal Peace Federation, said that the present dictatorial government in China is doomed to collapse. Ms. Geer said, "If you do good things, good things come back to you. If you show compassion, you live by truth, honesty and right things, you live by unselfish love, then good things will come to you. If you abuse others, if you torture others, torture will come to your children and grandchildren. ...Please wake up for the sake of your children and grandchildren, ...so your children and grandchildren would want to be proud of what you did today." "History is looking at you. You are no exception." "As a system of cooperation and mutual benefits for all people comes into play, everyone can find prosperity, everyone can find happiness, we are all part of one family, when one person suffers, we all suffer."
Ms. Geer said in conclusion, "Let us combine our collective energy to bring the best out in humanity, and support the courageous people who are fighting an oppressive system even at the cost of their lives."
Former CCP Diplomat Likens the CCP to a Dilapidated Old House that is about to CollapseMr. Chen Yonglin said, "I come here with a heavy heart because I just heard that one Chinese writer was just detained in China because of his open and brave writing on the Internet. It shows that the environment in China is still very dark and severe. However, I feel relieved that 30 million Chinese Communist Party members, Youth League members and Young Pioneers have withdrawn from the Communist Party organizations." "I'm fully confident that this regime will collapse soon. If everyone can give a little push, it will collapse immediately."
MP: Quitting the CCP is a Trend
Christine Donayre, who represents the Greens' Kerry Nettle, said, "The resignation of 30 million Communist Party members is something to celebrate." "When the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were written, I'm sure that its authors could not have imagined that just three years later, 30 million members would have signed declarations denouncing the Party, including Government and Party officials."
Ms. Donayre continued, "How can we stand by in our free democratic country and not demand the same for the people in China? ...We will continue to work with you by bringing up these matters in Parliament."
Ms. Donayre said in conclusion, "The more people become aware of the human rights abuses that the Communist Party is committing in China, the more they will speak out and demand an end to the Communist Party and freedom for China."
Ms. Linda Huang, Representative of Taiwanese Community, Said he Fates of People in Taiwan and Mainland China are Connected
Ms. Huang said that as long as the CCP exists, the Taiwanese people risk one day being subjected to its suppression like people in Mainland China. If the CCP is gone, it will mean a great relief for the future of Taiwan. She called on people in Taiwan and Mainland China to work together for the sake of peace and freedom.
Ms. Luan Shuang, who came to Australia from Mainland China, exposed the CCP's persecution of her family. In the 1950s, her grandfather, who was a professor of medicine, was sentenced to eight years of forced labor for criticizing the CCP. In the 1980s, she witnessed the CCP using tanks to suppress the student democracy movement in Tiananmen Square. In the 1990s, the CCP launched a persecution campaign against Falun Gong, and countless practitioners were subjected to imprisonment, torture and worse. She called on people to see clearly the CCP's nature and break away from the control of the CCP's evil specter.
After the rally, the attendees built a "Great Wall of Truth" using display boards to expose the CCP's crimes. They called on more people to quit the CCP organizations and usher in a new China.