New York: Parade in Brooklyn Supports Twenty-Three Million Withdrawals from the CCP (Photos/Video)
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 9, 2007, several hundred New Yorkers held a rally in Brooklyn's Chinatown to support 23 million Chinese people quitting from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
"The CCP is not the same as China"
"Good and evil will reap their own rewards" and "The CCP will be eliminated by the Heavens"
Passing out materials about the Nine Commentaries and withdrawing from the CCP
Spectator offers his encouragement
Falun Gong practitioners from South Korea hold a banner at the front of the procession
The Divine Land Marching Band at the rally
The event was jointly held by the Global Service Center for Quitting CCP and The Epoch Times. Falun Gong's Divine Land Marching Band and waist drum team were invited to participate. Dr. Daying Li of the Service Center for Quitting the CCP, New York doctor Damon Noto, and Editor in Chief John Nania of The English Epoch Times gave speeches.
The host, Dr. Tianxiao Li, said in the opening remarks that 23 million Chinese people have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and have made clear their stand. He also said that this was an indication of the CCP's demise, and thanked the people from all walks of life in New York for participating in the rally.
Dr. Damon Noto from Doctors against Organ Harvesting said that he was pleased to support the 23 million Chinese people quitting the CCP, which reminded him of those who opposed Hitler during World War II" it seemed like a foolhardy stance at the time, but history will look back upon them as heroes.
Dr. Noto discussed the CCP's atrocities of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit. More and more people, including medical professionals, in Europe, North America and Africa are paying attention to and investigating these crimes.
Falun Gong practitioner Xu Haitao talked about his wife's suffering from persecution in China, including forced physical examination and blood collection. His wife Chen Jin was imprisoned for three and half years. During her imprisonment, she was forced to have physical examinations twice, including chest X-rays and blood tests. Ms. Chen saw that some Falun Gong practitioners were sent to secret bases, and since then their whereabouts have been unknown. Only the Falun Gong practitioners in the prison were examined. Mr. Xu said, "In China, kind-hearted Chinese people do not have freedom of belief. Hundreds of thousands Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted by the CCP."
The Divine Land Marching Band participated in the parade. Led by large banners with the words "Falun Dafa" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" on them, the band played "Falun Dafa is good" and "Drums and Trumpets Shake the Ten Directions". The performance of the waist drum team demonstrated the grace of Chinese traditional culture. Children especially enjoyed the dragon and lion dance.
Brooklyn resident Raymon Amoscato, whose family is from Poland, said that though his family has lived in Brooklyn for generations now, he was well aware of the Communist Party's wicked deeds in Poland and other countries. Brooklyn pastor Gerard Valdivia expressed that he would pray for the Chinese people and his hope that the Chinese people would soon be free of the CCP's tyranny.
Mr. Zhu Yeqing emigrated to the U.S. from China when he was five years old. He said that he was pleased to see the rally when he came to Brooklyn to visit his friend. Mr. Li, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1969 from Hong Kong, also complimented the well-organized event.