Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Press Conference in Mexican Congress Building Before APEC
(Clearwisdom.net) On October 14, Falun Gong practitioners from Canada, Argentina and Mexico held a press conference in the Mexican Congress Building in Mexico City just before the opening of APEC. During the press conference practitioners called upon the Mexican government to pay close attention to the development of ongoing slanderous propaganda by the Jiang regime against Falun Gong as well as the acts of providing a black list of Falun Gong practitioners extending to Mexico, as Jiang regime has been doing in several countries.
Before the press conference, two Canadian practitioners who have family member being persecuted in China demonstrated Falun Gong exercises. The peaceful, elegant exercises attracted the attention of many Mexican government officials, reporters and NGO representatives who came to the press conference.
Mr. Tarcisio Navarrete Montes de Oca, vice Chairman of Mexico Foreign Affair Committee, hosted the press conference and gave a speech. He said that the Mexican government just learned about Falun Dafa and the situation of Falun Dafa being persecuted in China and overseas, and would certainly pay close attention to the situation and continue to gather further information.
A representative of a Mexican human rights organization also spoke at the conference. Ms. Themis Cortes Lopoz said, "We are very concerned with the persecution of Falun Gong by Chinese government. We will help more Mexican people know about Falun Gong and will stand firmly with Falun Gong practitioners to oppose this brutal persecution."
Practitioners from Canada, Argentina and Mexico gave an introduction of the spreading of Falun Gong around the world and the situation of persecution in China.
Many media members were present during the press conference.