Vancouver, Canada: Clarifying the Truth and Commemorating the 4.25 Appeal (Photos)
Rally to commemorate the April 25 appeal
A practitioner addresses the rally
Simma Holt, former Member of Parliament, Mati Bernabei, Vice President of the Tibetan Association in Canada, and Bruce Edward, a representative from Canadian Students for Darfur, came to the rally to support the practitioners.
Tang Feng, a practitioner who escaped to Canada not long ago, shared his own experiences of cultivating in Falun Gong and of being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party.
Simma Holt, former Member of Parliament, giving a speech
Simma Holt gave a speech, in which she asked why no government or media will stand up to stop the persecution. She said that the persecution of one group is the persecution of everyone. She admonished the Vancouver city government for trying to take down the practitioners' protest boards in front of the Chinese Consulate.
Mati Bernabei, Vice President of the Tibetan Association in Canada, giving a speech
Mati Bernabei addressed the rally and praised the practitioners for protecting righteousness and truth with dignity.
Bruce Edward, a representative from Canadian Students for Darfur, spoke at the rally
In a speech, Bruce Edward stated that Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful protest can change the world and that they truly demonstrate the principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."
Several practitioners, who had taken part in the April 25 Appeal 10 years ago, told their own stories and exposed the Chinese government's lies.
Candlelight vigil to commemorate Dafa practitioners who have lost their lives in the persecution
On April 25, practitioners held a candlelight vigil in memory of Falun Gong practitioners who have lost their lives during the persecution.
Signing a petition to support Falun Gong
On April 26, practitioners collected signatures condemning the persecution in front of the City Art Center.