Vancouver, Canada: On the Sixth Anniversary of July 20, Persistent Truth Clarification Efforts Touch People's Hearts (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 17, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Vancouver took to the streets under a scorching sun to tell the public about the facts of Falun Gong and to call for an end to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
Practitioners held a series of activities in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. They set up banners on the art gallery steps. The banners read, "Falun Dafa is Good," "What is Happening in China?" and, "Please Help Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong." On both sides of the steps were dozens of photo display boards with such subjects as, "Falun Dafa's Glorious Journey," and "Rescue Orphans of Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners." In the center of the plaza at the bottom of the steps, practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Among the practitioners, the oldest was more than 70 years old, and there were also very young, little practitioners. In the front of the plaza was an anti-torture exhibition, reenacted by practitioners to expose the malevolent party's brutality in the persecution of Falun Gong. Practitioners stood along the street to hand out truth clarification materials and collect signatures on postcards to rescue the children of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners.
In front of the photo displays about rescuing orphans, people passing by stopped and read carefully and listened to the practitioners' explanation. They were shocked, and kept asking, "Why?" Many people asked about how to help rescue these children. People who learned the truth all signed the postcards supporting the rescue efforts. A group of students listened to the truth clarification, discussed among themselves earnestly and then signed the postcards.
A Chinese man from Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province in China said that one of his colleagues in China has been sentenced to eight years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. He also said that in Mainland China, people have no easy way to learn the truth of Falun Gong under the current persecution.
Torture reenactment: "Being hung up"
Torture reenactment: "Being locked up in a small cage"
During the six-year persecution of Falun Gong, the malevolent CCP has exported its hate propaganda outside of China. The slander against Falun Gong has poisoned the minds of many people outside China. Some people told the practitioners that when they searched for information on the Internet about Falun Gong, there is much negative information. Now, however, people have learned the truth after seeing it with their own eyes. Recently, the Edmonton Police Department in Canada confirmed that the Chinese Consulate officials distributed materials to them that slandered Falun Gong, an action that has broken Canadian hate propaganda laws. Falun Gong practitioners called for the Canadian people to pay attention to the significance of this case, which clearly shows that the CCP's deceitful methods of inciting hatred are unacceptable outside of China.
Two Westerners learned about the brutal torture that Falun Gong practitioners suffer in Mainland China and said that they have been to China and knew that the CCP is brutal.
A Canadian woman who had lived in East Germany said that she understood that in Communist countries, people have no freedom of speech. She believed that any act of depriving people of their freedom of thought and freedom of speech is wrong. She felt that using the means of the anti-torture exhibition to tell people about what is happening in China is very important and necessary. She was glad that the Chinese people have begun withdrawing from the party. She believed that the CCP will definitely be like East Germany, where the Berlin Wall collapsed one day.
A woman from Edmonton stayed around for nearly an hour. She earnestly talked with many practitioners in order to learn about the persecution of Falun Gong. Later, she learned the five sets of exercises from practitioners at the event site.
Many Falun Gong practitioners hurried over to join the truth clarification activities in front of the art gallery after participating in their local activities in the early morning. Several little practitioners also walked with their mothers for three kilometers to demonstrate the exercises.
One of the practitioners who played the role of a practitioner in China suffering torture expressed that she was very sad to see that some Chinese people believe the malevolent party's propaganda even though they have lived abroad. The CCP has caused the deaths of 80 million innocent Chinese people over the course of its history, and now its persecution of Falun Gong has lasted for six years, and has still not stopped. She said that we should not hold any illusions about the CCP.
On July 20, 1999, former Chinese president Jiang Zemin initiated a nationwide campaign against Falun Gong. Six years since then, the persecution is still going on. Each July 20, Vancouver practitioners hold various activities to clarify the truth. They have been sincerely conducting these activities, clarifying the truth and exposing the evil, so that more people who have been deceived by the malevolent party's lies can learn about the brutality of the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, see through the CCP's facade and join together to stop the persecution.