Czech Republic: Falun Gong Practitioners Demand an End to the Persecution - Chinese Embassy Deliberately Makes Trouble (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 8-9, 2005, Premier Wen Jiabao of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) visited Czechoslovakia. During his visit, Falun Gong practitioners held a twenty-four hour protest activity in front of the Chinese Consulate and urged the CCP to stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate
Practitioners being interviewed by reporters
The Czechoslovakian Media Cares about Falun Gong's Human Rights Conditions in China
At noon on December 8, 2005, Czech television stations "NOVA" and "PRIMA 3" interviewed Falun Gong practitioners about their peaceful protest activity in front of the Chinese Consulate. The practitioners also spoke to several reporters from Czech newspapers.
The Czechoslovakian television station broadcasted the TV news four times a day on the first day of Wen Jiabao's visit, showing Falun Gong's protest at the Chinese Consulate. On Thursday and Friday, they made Falun Gong and the peaceful protest activity as important as the main TV news item, and broadcast it as a highlight of the whole news program.
The Czechoslovakian Parliament and President Pay Attention to Human Rights Issues in China
On December 9, 2005, the chairman of two committees of Czechoslovakian Parliament and President Václav Klaus met with Wen Jiabao. During their discussion, they both mentioned the human rights issues in China. Member of Parliament Mr. Zaoralek said on the TV news during an interview with Czechoslovakia Television that China should not use torture devices to persecute Falun Gong.
The Persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party Resulted in the Disruption of Protest Activities in Czechoslovakia
During the period of Wen Jiabao's visit, the Chinese Communist Party prepared two busloads of people to welcome him. They used red flags of different sizes to block the banners of Falun Gong in front of the Chinese Consulate. These people even grabbed the Falun Gong banners and broke the wooden poles supporting them. Some of them even physically assaulted Falun Gong practitioners.
These incidents happened next to the Czechoslovakian government authorities (who were waiting for the arrival of the Chinese Delegation), at the Czechoslovakian Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as at the Hilton Hotel where Wen Jiabao was staying. In front of the Hilton Hotel, the "welcome delegation" snatched the biggest banner that had the words "Falun Gong is Good" on it and handed it to the Wen Jiabao delegation in the hotel. The manager of the hotel, upon request by Falun Gong practitioners, negotiated with the Chinese delegation to get the banner back, but in the end the banner was still not returned. A European Falun Gong practitioner exclaimed that if these Chinese people could be so wild overseas, one can imagine how they would treat Falun Gong practitioners in China.