Taipei, Taiwan: Calling for the End to the Persecution (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 21, 2007, the Falun Dafa Association of Taiwan held a series of activities in Chunghe Fourth Park in Taipei to protest the persecution of Falun Dafa in China, mourn the loss of 3,064 practitioners, and to call on everyone to help stop the persecution.
The candlelight vigil
The temperature was very high, but it did not stop the practitioners. More than 1,000 practitioners participated in the parade.
Reading truth-clarification materials
Another group of 500 practitioners demonstrated exercises in front of 8.23 Memorial Plaza.
Stopping the Persecution
At 6:20 p.m., practitioners held a press conference entitled "Calling for Justice - End the Persecution." Ling Feng, a famous political commentator, Jin Hengwei, the chief editor of the journal Modern Time, Prof. Wu Huilin, a trustee of the China Human Rights Association, Lin Defu, a legislative member, and two congressmen from Taipei County--Jiang Yongchang and Lian Feipan--attended the press conference.
Lin Baohua, a famous political commentator
Jin Hengwei, the chief editor of the journal Modern Time
Lin Defu, a legislative member
Jiang Yongchang, Congressman of Taipei County
Lian Feikpan, Congressman of Taipei County
Prof. Wu Huilin, trustee of the China Human Rights Association
Mr. Lin Baohua, whose penname is Ling Feng, has attended many activities to protest the persecution in Washington D.C., New York and Taiwan in the last eight years. He hoped that the persecution would soon end and that the activity would not be needed in 2008.
Prof. Wu, a trustee of the China Human Rights Association, expressed confidence that the persecution would soon end. He said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is facing the crisis of millions of withdrawals. More than 24 million Chinese have already quit the Party and the CCP is about to collapse.
Mr. Jin Hengwei said that the battle between Falun Gong and the CCP is a battle between righteousness and evil. The tools of Falun Gong practitioners are the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He pointed out that there has never been a peaceful, non-violent movement in the history of China and there has never been an organization insisting on their belief in the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Mr. Jin said that he has confidence in Falun Gong practitioners. He believes that people will respect and learn from Falun Gong practitioners' spirits in the near future.
Legislative member Lin Defu and Congressman Jiang Yongchang both supported Falun Gong practitioners. They pointed out that many Taiwanese have benefited from the practice.
The photo exhibition held in the park attracted many people. They learned the history of Falun Gong, how it has spread to the world, and about the brutality of the persecution.
Passersby learn the truth
At 6:50 p.m., 1,600 practitioners attended a concert in 8.23 Memorial Park in memory of those who have died as a result of the persecution. Practitioners lit candles and lotus flower lights during the concert.
Using music to call for the end of the persecution
Practitioners said that they will keep clarifying the truth about Falun Gong and work to stop the persecution in a peaceful way.