(Clearwisdom.net) On December 19, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Melbourne held peaceful protests in front of the Thai Consulate and Chinese Consulate. They condemned the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong and the Thai government's bowing to the pressure from the Chinese Communist regime to assist in the arrest of Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand. They also urged the Thai government not to forsake sovereignty for communist tyranny.
A man talks with practitioners to learn about facts in front of the Thai Consulate in Melbourne
Personnel take leaflets before entering the building
The incidents occurred as follows: on December 6, 2005, in order to protest the rape of two Falun Gong practitioners by depraved Chinese policeman He Xuejian, Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand went to the Chinese Embassy. Some sat quietly on the sidewalk across from the Chinese Embassy, others handed out truth clarification materials to passersby. On December 10, instigated by the Chinese embassy, Thai police roughly interfered with peacefully protesting Falun Gong practitioners. On December 14, the police beat and then arrested three Falun Gong practitioners who were handing out truth clarification materials at the tourist city Pattaya, but released them that same night. On December 15, Thai police unlawfully arrested eight Falun Gong practitioners who were peacefully protesting outside the Chinese Embassy, and sent them to an immigration detention center. The immigration authorities said that they would not release them until a third country receives them. Now, six practitioners, except a young child, who have been unlawfully detained, are hunger striking.
To support Thailand Falun Gong practitioners and urge the Thai government to make a correct decision, practitioners in Melbourne, Australia went to the Thai consulate to hold a peaceful protest. The practitioners displayed banners reading, "Thailand: Do Not Yield to Chinese Communist tyranny," and "Stop Persecuting Falun Gong."
The Thai Consulate is located on the busy street St. Kilda, where there are many people and vehicles passing by. Passersby stopped to inquire about what had happened, and took truth clarification materials from practitioners to read carefully. One lady learned about the facts and then expressed that as a country of sovereignty, in terms of choosing between morality and economic interests, it appeared so vulnerable, which is really sad. A democratic country should persist in its own human rights and freedom of belief, should not bow to evil forces, nor should it assist a tyranny to do evil.
Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth and sent forth righteous thoughts in front of the Thai Consulate. They called on the Thai government that today, when the malevolent Chinese Communist regime's wicked nature and all its evil doing have been revealed to the world, the Thai government should no longer ignorantly work as a scapegoat for the malevolent party, and help it persecute a group of good people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Regardless of whether it is a country or an individual, so long as it persists in justice and conscience, it can have a beautiful future.
The practitioners also held banners reading, "Thailand, Do not help CCP Persecute Falun Gong," and "Falun Dafa is Great." While peacefully practicing the exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese consulate, some passersby asked, "Such a peaceful and stretching exercise, it's so hard to understand why the Chinese Communist regime persecutes it, and entices other countries to participate in the persecution. The Thai government is so naive that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) deceives it. They should read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and then they will know what the CCP is."