Munich, Germany: Practitioners Gather in front of Chinese Consulate to Call for an End to the Persecution (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) On September 21, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners in Munich, Germany held activities in front of the Chinese Consulate to expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, and to call for an end of the persecution of Falun Gong. Passersby and people touring the famous tourist attraction Nymphenburg Castle were shocked at the CCP's atrocities and many of them signed a petition to support Falun Gong.
One example of the persecution that attracted much attention was that of Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong. Ms Gao was steadfast in her belief in Falun Dafa. On May 7, 2004, forced labor camp officials shocked her face with electric batons and disfigured her. The incident drew wide attention in the international community, yet the authorities went on to torture 37-year-old Ms. Gao to death on June 16, 2005. In the years since Ms. Gao's death, her family has been under CCP surveillance. Her niece has also been implicated in the persecution. She obtained a visa from the Canadian Embassy to study abroad in Canada, but has been unable to leave China because she is on a CCP blacklist.
Practitioners went to the Chinese Consulate to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. Practitioner Mr. Chen said, "The CCP persecutes Falun Gong. It forbids people to cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which abets and aids falsehood, violence and struggle. Therefore, we can see problems occur one after another in China. Incidents such as the one now raging in the press about tainted baby formula demonstrate the moral degeneration prevalent in Chinese society. So the persecution of Falun Gong and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is actually the persecution of everybody in society. We should immediately stop the CCP's atrocities."