Rally Held in San Francisco to Mark 30 Million Withdrawals from the CCP (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) To celebrate 30 million withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations and encourage more Chinese people to denounce the CCP, the Service Center for Quitting the CCP Northern California Branch held a rally in San Francisco. On December 29, participants first gathered at the plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall and then marched to Chinatown via Market Street. In Chinatown, a rally was held at the Garden Corner Park.
Rally hosts Sherry Zhang and Victor said: "We believe that China will have a new start in the coming new year. No one wants to be controlled by the CCP and quitting the CCP has become a trend in China."
On behalf of the Service Center for Quitting the CCP Northern California Branch, Youzhi Ma gave a speech at the rally. He said: "I am very touched to see so many friends come out despite the rain. How come so many Chinese people do not dare to reveal the persecution by the CCP and fear it so much? It is because Chinese people have no freedom. However, the Quitting the CCP Movement has awakened many Chinese people and brought China hope."
At the rally, Sound of Hope commentator Lan Shu said that the CCP suppresses everyone of faith. "The CCP is soon to be destroyed by Heaven, and quitting the CCP ensures that one will not be taken down along with it. Today, more than 30 million Chinese people have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations," Lan said.
Mr. Guo came from China and ran into the rally by chance. He said: "I read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party at the end of 2004 and then quit the CCP and all its affiliated organizations through the internet. I think that quitting the CCP is redemption of the soul."
Mr. Guo said that he was slapped in the face by his school director of education for questioning the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 when he was still in high school. "I think everyone should read the Nine Commentaries. In China, you can only hear slanderous words against Falun Gong. However, after coming to the U.S., I realized that Falun Gong is in fact very good and its practitioners are very steadfast in their belief and hold themselves to a high moral standard. China should have freedom of belief."
At the rally, students of the Minghui Chinese Language School gave several performing arts presentations, and Falun Gong practitioners reenacted several torture methods used in the persecution and the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs from living practitioners. Regarding the reenactment, Sherry Zhang said that the CCP not only gave away territory to neighboring countries, but even sells Chinese people's organs.
Adam Leining also gave a speech at the rally as a San Francisco resident. "Participants of many public rallies come out for personal interests. However, this rally is different. The rally is for China and for people who are not here. The CCP wants to destroy Chinese culture and has been brutally suppressing Chinese people, so quitting the CCP is the right thing to do," he said, "If you have not quit the CCP, you can do it now using an alias."