Chicago: Practitioners Protest Against the Chinese Communist Regime's Atrocities in front of the Chinese Consulate (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) We were shocked by the news of the Chinese Communist regime unlawfully gathering over six thousand practitioners in a secret concentration camp at Sujiatun, killing them, harvesting their organs for sale, and cremating their bodies. On March 11, 2006, practitioners from Chicago, Indiana, and Wisconsin gathered at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago to protest the atrocities that the Chinese Communist regime is committing against Falun Gong practitioners.
Practitioners rally in front of the Chinese Consulate to protest the Chinese Communist regime's atrocities
Ms. Zhang Tianxiao exposes the CCP's crimes
At the rally, practitioners unfurled a huge banner with words in both Chinese and English: "Protesting Chinese Communist Regime's Crimes of Killing Practitioners and Selling Their Organs in the Secret Concentration Camp in Sujiatun, Shenyang City!" A practitioner read the account from the Clearwisdom website:
He said, "You are probably familiar with what happens at the Masanjia
Labor Camp; the most common torture is shocking with electric batons. The
interrogation techniques from Masanjia have been passed to all levels of the CCP
political and judiciary organs. If Falun Dafa practitioners are sent to Sujiatun,
though, they have no chance of coming out. What is the CCP doing to them inside
those walls? The CCP would never feed and house them indefinitely. What many
people probably do not know is that the CCP political and judiciary departments
in the Shenyang City area and the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture learned
many things from North Korea."
"The CCP won't let a prisoner consume food forever. Then what are they doing? In the end, the Falun Dafa practitioners are killed for their organs, which are sent to the various medical facilities. Currently, organ selling is a very profitable business in China. Many patients that died on the operating table have had their organs taken away. No one investigates it, and even doctors are involved in this trade. They cannot find enough bodies through executions, and no bodies are more readily available than those of practitioners to do this business."
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Tianxiao from Chicago came to the rally. She spoke about her younger sister Zhang Yunhe and brother-in-law Zou Songtao. Zou Songtao obtained his Master's degree from Qingtao Marine University but was not allowed to find a job only because he practices Falun Gong. He was sent to forced labor by the 610 Office and the Qingdao Police Department for clarifying the truth in June 2000. He was held in the Qingdao City Forced Labor Camp and tortured to death at the end of 2000.
Ms. Zhang Yunhe was fired for practicing Falun Gong. She went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was detained in a detention center in Beijing for doing the Falun Gong exercises in Tiananmen Square. She was held at the Dashan Detention Center for at least half a year in Qingdao, and then she disappeared. This happened four and a half years ago.
After reading the Sujiatun report, Ms. Zhang Tianxiao said: "My sister and her family's story is just one case out of hundreds of thousands of such accounts. I hope more and more people of conscience will step forward and provide more information, help the whole world see the CCP's crimes, and stop the persecution."
On March 11, Chicago residents celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Many people passed by our exhibition and were shocked.
After reading the flier that practitioners handed out, an American gentleman said, "Couldn't you take some measure? What's the use of this?" A practitioner answered, "Falun Gong is a group of practitioners following "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance". We oppose this peacefully." The gentleman nodded and asked what he could do to help. The practitioner told him, "You can see that the only TV station that is here to interview us is the New Tang Dynasty TV, which is the only Chinese-language TV network that dares to expose the CCP. More and more people are bringing information about the persecution out of China. Falun Gong practitioners have been through six years of peaceful opposition against the persecution. I hope that you can help to spread the facts, and when more and more people learn about the evil nature of the CCP, they will stand up and say 'no' to their crimes." The American gentleman replied, "I hope I can stand next to you guys and we can stop the persecution together!"