(Clearwisdom.net) On October 17, 2007, the Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR) held by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, reached Dublin, Ireland, which is the 19th country and 24th city that the relay visited.
David Norris, the senator of Ireland, says: "We will wake up people with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."
In downtown Dublin, the capital of Ireland, a rally was held for the Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR). The purpose of the torch relay is to call upon the international society to pay attention to the human rights violations and the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and boycott the Olympics 2008 held by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Many human right activists and politicians came to the rally to express their support. In his speech, Senator Joe O'Toole expressed that the persecution of Falun Gong is worse than Nazi concentration camps. He pointed out that the worst thing of the persecution is the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, which is genocide and must be stopped. Senator O'Toole said that the CCP is the worst dictator in the world, and the international society should not ignore the persecution of Falun Gong launched by the CCP. He called upon Irish Government to cooperate with European Union to investigate the persecution and condemn the human right violations in China. He expressed that people should not go the Olympics 2008, because a lot of persecution lies behind it. He said that the purpose of the rally and torch relay is to let everybody in the world know about the persecution.
Senator David Norris gave a speech. He expressed that the organ harvesting is a new form of evil yet to be seen on this planet. He asked what kind of government persecutes people who believe in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and what kind of government jails its own people just because they practice Falun Gong.
Senator Norris express that he was glad to see support of the torch relay from different political parties. At the end of his speech, he said that we will wake up people with "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."