San Francisco: Photo Exhibit in Chinatown, People Support the Counter-Persecution Efforts (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) A photo exhibit was held on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at Garden Corner Square in Chinatown, San Francisco. Falun Gong practitioners from the Bay Area hosted it to clarify the facts about Falun Gong. After viewing the photos, many tourists learned about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. They felt that the CCP is too horrible, and supported Falun Gong practitioners' efforts in countering the persecution.
Falun Gong practitioners frequently come to Garden Corner Square in San Francisco's Chinatown to practice the exercises and clarify the facts about Falun Gong. That day, some practitioners were doing the exercises, and other practitioners clarified the truth about Falun Gong to tourists. Some people followed practitioners doing the exercises, and a tourist said that he would reveal the persecution in the media.
Julie and Karen who traveled to San Francisco were attracted by the peaceful exercise scene. They said that they felt quite comfortable upon seeing Falun Gong practitioners doing the exercises. They also said that they knew that Falun Gong is a spiritual cultivation practice, and is persecuted in China. But they did not know why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Gong.
Practitioners explained to them about how the CCP controls Chinese people's thoughts and beliefs, and forces people to accept "atheism," otherwise, Chinese people's beliefs are prohibited and even subjected to suppression and persecution. Different from other persecuted groups, during the nearly eight years of persecution, Falun Gong has been persistently clarifying the facts about Falun Gong to the international community, and exposing the CCP's evil nature. The two ladies said they understood what the practitioners had explained to them and wished practitioners good luck.
San Francisco resident Ron viewed photos depicting the persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have been endured in mainland China, and said that it was terrible that the CCP police tortured practitioners so cruelly.
After looking at the photo depicting Falun Gong practitioners being arrested for doing the exercises on Tiananmen Square, Ron said that those practitioners did the exercises on Tiananmen just the same as practitioners doing the exercises here, but they were arrested, that was just too much.
When learning that the Chinese Consulate hired local thugs to harass Falun Gong practitioners' activities in Chinatown, Ron was shocked that the CCP even exported the persecution to the US.
Several people from Taiwan said that they had read reports on the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong in the US, and just now they had learned that Falun Gong practitioners have been suffering brutal persecution in Mainland China. If practitioners refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, the CCP police would shock the practitioners' faces with electric batons and disfigured them. They said that Taiwan is free, but the CCP even attempts to turn Taiwan into the same situation as in Mainland China.
After learning the CCP's crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and cremating their bodies to destroy the evidence, French tourist Agostinho said, "It is too cruel and disgusting! It is the 21st century, and there are still such things happening. If I can do something to support your cause, I'll definite do it."
He said he worked in media in Paris, and would help more people learn about this after returning to France.