New Zealand: "Thank You for Awakening Us" (Photos)
"Thank You for Awakening Us"
During Wen Jiabao's recent visit to New Zealand, TV stations and newspapers reported on the practitioners' peaceful protests in front of Parliament. TV 3 aired a special report on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Many people in New Zealand already know about Falun Gong, and when they saw practitioners with banners reading, "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance," They said, "Oh, I know you believe in 'Truth, Compassion, Tolerance.' You are good people and you're doing a good thing. We support you!"
On April 26, 2006 in Gisbone, Falun Gong practitioners held a photo exhibition with the theme, "Falun Dafa Practitioners' Validation of Dafa," and exposed the CCP's atrocities of organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. Many people were shocked by this revelation.
People who learned the facts lined up to sign a petition to stop the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong and to support the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong to conduct a thorough investigation into the CCP's atrocities in labor camps and prisons in China.
Within several hours, all the petition forms that the practitioners had brought were filled with signatures. They made more copies to collect more signatures. Many people took copies of truth-clarification literature and signature forms to give to their friends and relatives. Local reporters came to cover the event.
An older man in a wheelchair viewed the exhibition, read the truth-clarification materials and listened to a practitioner's explanation. He said, "The CCP is crazy and without humanity!"
A middle-aged woman had learned about Falun Gong after seeing a report on TV. She viewed the exhibition and said after signing the petition, "Thank you! It is your belief in 'Truth, Compassion, Tolerance' that awakens us!"
"I Hear a Righteous Call"
On April 27, 2006, practitioner held a photo exhibition in Whakatane. The local schools were on vacation. Many students who didn't know about the CCP's violent tyranny visited the exhibition. They asked, "Are practitioners kidnapped? Why do they (CCP) kill them (practitioners)?" "Why does CCP harvest their (practitioners) organs? It is so cruel! It's too horrible!" "Why do they (practitioners) suffer such torture?"
The CCP's brutal persecution awakened the students' sense of righteousness and justice. Besides signing the petition, they took more copies of the truth-clarification literature to explain the facts to their classmates who had not come to see the exhibition.
One person working in a shopping center came to visit the exhibition during lunch time. Her first response was, "I hear a righteous call!"
"God Will Never Forgive Them"
On April 28, the photo exhibition was held in Thames. It was windy and rainy. A kind-hearted business owner provided a hall for practitioners to hold the truth-clarification and signature collection activity. Passers-by said that they supported the practitioners and hoped the persecution would stop as soon as possible.
One woman said, "Not just Falun Gong is persecuted in China by the CCP. My friend is a Christian and also persecuted by CCP. God will never forgive them (the CCP)! I will pray for your safety!"