Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong Encounters Protests by Falun Gong Practitioners Wherever He Goes During His Taiwan Visit (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong is a human rights scoundrel who has been involved in the severe persecution of Falun Gong. After he arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit at dusk on February 26, 2012, wherever he went, he could see Falun Gong practitioners holding banners, and shouting, “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Stop persecuting Falun Gong.” Guo Jinlong always appeared uneasy and embarrassed, and left as quickly as possible. Falun Gong practitioners said that Guo’s trip to Taiwan was also a rare opportunity for Guo’s entourage to become aware of the facts about Falun Gong. The practitioners called for the world’s people to make efforts to help stop the persecution.
Media Concerned about Human Rights Scoundrel’s Visit to Taiwan
Hours before Guo Jinlong’s arrival in Taiwan, Falun Gong practitioners filed a lawsuit against him. The media that used to keep it on low-key made many reports on this topic. At the same time, on the evening of February 17, the second day of Guo’s visit, a TV political talk show program had a heated discussion about the Taipei government’s reception of the human rights scoundrel. The program also addressed Falun Gong practitioners’ lawsuit against Guo. The host of the program said, “[Falun Gong practitioners] filed a lawsuit against Guo, accusing him of committing crimes against humanity, as well as violations of the two international covenants, and asked prosecutors to launch a probe and arrest Guo.”
Falun Gong Practitioners Protest Whenever Guo Goes
When Guo Jinlong and his entourage left the Grand Hotel early on the morning of February 17, what awaited them were Falun Gong practitioners holding banners reading, “Guo Jinlong, You’ve Been Sued, ” “The World Neds Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” and other messages. The practitioners also shouted, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Stop persecuting Falun Gong.” Guo’s motorcade immediately sped up and left in panic.
In the morning, at the foot of the Yangming Mountain where the National Palace Museum is situated, despite cold wind and drizzle, more than 100 Falun Gong practitioners held banners along a nearly one hundred meter area along the road. The messages on the banners were “Guo Jinlong has been Sued in Taiwan,” “Immediately Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong,” and other messages. Guo and his entourage arrived in two tour buses and a medium-sized bus at around 9:30 a.m. Falun Gong practitioners started shouting, “Guo Jinlong has been sued,” and “The CCP should stop persecuting Falun Gong.” The police on site, who have learned about Falun Gong's peaceful appeals, said that they felt relaxed while on duty in the area.
When Guo's motorcade left, after staying at the National Palace Museum for two hours, they once again met with huge banners reading, “Stop Persecuting Falun Gong” on both sides of the road.
Guo and his entourage then arrived at Taipei 101, where they would have lunch with Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin. Outside the building were more Falun Gong practitioners holding banners with messages including, “Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong was Sued in Taiwan--Immediately Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong.” The practitioners also did the sitting meditation
At noon on February 17, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin had lunch with Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong at Taipei 101. Falun Gong practitioners held banners outside and meditated, calling for an end to the persecution
On February 17, at the square opposite the Taipei 101 building, Falun Gong practitioners gathered to protest the mayor of Beijing Guo Jinlong’s persecution of Falun Gong
Practitioner Mr. Zhu said that he saw people who were in the tour buses taking photos of the Falun Gong banners with their cameras. He said, “Guo Jinlong shouldn’t think that no one knows about his active participation in the persecution of Falun Gong in the mainland. His crimes can’t be concealed.”
Avoid Taking the Main Gate to Dodge Falun Gong
Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong actively participated in the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and prior to his arrival in Taiwan on February 16, Falun Gong practitioners filed a lawsuit against him, for crimes against humanity and violation of two international covenants. The practitioners requested that the High Prosecutors’ Office summon and arrest Guo. On February 18, Guo’s motorcade once again met with Falun Gong practitioners who shouted “Guo Jinlong, you’ve been sued.”
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Tsai said that as Guo’s motorcade passed by on Bei’an Road at 10:00 a.m. in the morning, nearly 100 Falun Gong practitioners who were waiting there shouted, “Guo Jinlong, you’ve been sued,” “Stop persecuting Falun Gong.” Guo’s entourage looked out from inside the buses. Many Taiwanese people were also aware of Guo being sued from the messages on the banners that the practitioners held.
On the afternoon of February 18, more than 200 Falun Gong practitioners held banners at the square opposite Taipei 101, protesting the CCP persecution
At around 1:30 p.m., more than 200 practitioners held banners and meditated outside Taipei 101. At 4:00 p.m. Guo’s motorcade arrived, and were greeted by practitioners who shouted, “Falun Dafa is good. Stop persecuting Falun Gong.”
Practitioners meditate at around 1:00 p.m. at the square in front of Taipei 101, protesting the CCP’s persecution
Practitioner Mr. Wu said that people like Guo Jinlong, who have participated in the persecution of Falun Gong, didn’t expect that they would meet with protests in Taiwan. Yet good will be rewarded with good and evil will meet with evil. It is a heavenly principle, and no one can escape its constraints.
On the evening of February 18, practitioners did the exercises at the square in front of the Sports Center of National Taiwan University, protesting Guo Jinlong’s persecution of Falun Gong
On the evening of February 18, practitioners waited at the entrance to the Sports Center of the National Taiwan University, protesting Guo Jinlong’s persecution of Falun Gong
At 7:00 p.m., Guo Jinlong and his entourage arrived at the Sports Center of National Taiwan University, to attend the opening ceremony of a Beijing cultural event. But Guo didn’t enter from the main gate, and neither did he show up at the main gate at the end of the event. It was learned that Guo deliberately entered from another route into the venue. This was because nearly 400 Falun Gong practitioners were waiting outside the sports center despite the low temperature, ready to shout messages to sternly warn Guo to stop persecuting Falun Gong if he passed by.
More than 200 Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside the Taipei Fine Arts Museum to do the exercises and meditate from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next morning, to peacefully express their appeals for an end to the persecution.
After 10:00 p.m. more than 200 practitioners, despite cold weather, spontaneously gathered outside the square in front of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, which is opposite the Grand Hotel where the Beijing delegation was staying. They did the exercises and meditated to peacefully call for an end to the persecution.
Ms. Huang Chunmei, vice president of the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association, said that the practitioners wanted to stop the culprits of the persecution from committing crimes, and help those who accompanied Guo learn the facts about Falun Gong, so they spontaneously gathered in front of the fine arts museum to do the exercises and meditate until the next morning. Ms. Huang also said that the CCP officials who have participated in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China were afraid of seeing practitioners doing the exercises and meditating, because they know that they will be punished by law outside of China for the crimes they have committed in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners inside China.
Afraid of Seeing Falun Gong, Guo’s Motorcade Speeds Up and Flees in Panic
Prior to 7:00 a.m. on February 19, on the sidewalk west to Section 3 of Chung Shan North Road, several huge banners were unfolded and held by Falun Gong practitioners. Messages on the banners read, “Falun Dafa is Good,” “Falun Dafa is the Righteous Fa,” “Refuse the Human Rights Scoundrel Coming to Taiwan to Instill CCP Culture,” “The U.S. House of Representative has Passed Resolution No. 605, Urging the CCP to Immediately Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong,” and other messages. As soon as Guo’s motorcade came out the Grand Hotel and passed by the road, more than 300 practitioners shouted in unison, “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Stop persecuting Falun Gong.” The motorcade was seen speeding up and leaving in panic.
Guo Jinlong’s motorcade (right) passed by Chung Shan North Road on the morning of February 19, then sped up and left hastily as soon as it met with Falun Gong practitioners holding banners and protesting.
Guo Jinlong’s motorcade (left) passes by Chung Shan North Road on the morning of February 19, then sped up and left hastily as soon as it encountered Falun Gong practitioners holding banners and protesting.
Practitioner Ms. Shao said that Guo Jinlong was sued in Taiwan for his role in the persecution of Falun Gong in China. There has been a saying since ancient times, “Good will be rewarded with good, and evil will meet with retribution.” We hope that he will stop the persecution, be quick to correct his evil deeds, and not share the same fate as the CCP.
Practitioners on Chung Shan North Road hold banners on February 19, to protest Beijing Mayor Guo’s persecution of Falun Gong
The voices of practitioners opposing the persecution didn’t stop with Guo Jinlong’s departure from Taipei. At Sun and Moon Lake in Nantou, the shouting of “Stop persecuting Falun Gong” and “Guo Jinlong, you’ve been sued” still continued.
Beijing Mayor Avoids Exiting from Main Gate, Afraid of Meeting with Falun Gong Lawyer
Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong left Taiwan via airplane on the morning of February 21, 2012. During his visit, protests by various groups accompanied him wherever he went. Besides Falun Gong practitioners, a Tibetan group and Taiwanese businessmen protested Guo’s involvement in the human rights abuses during his entire stay. At the hotel where Guo was staying, he constantly met with lawyers who urged him to stop continuing his participation in the persecution.
For his role in the severe persecution of Falun Gong, on the first day Guo arrived in Taiwan, the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association filed a lawsuit against him with the High Prosecutors' Office, for his committing crimes against humanity. Guo is the ninth CCP official who has been sued by Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan. Taiwan's major media has covered this news.
On the morning of February 19, to avoid meeting with two female lawyers representing Falun Gong at the main gate of the hotel, Guo Jinlong left the hotel from another exit. His sudden change of route required the police, who had originally arranged to see him off at the main gate, to busily make adjustments. According to an insider, Guo Jinlong is the mayor of the biggest municipality in China, and there are certain specifications during his visit to Taiwan, but in order to avoid seeing two female Falun Gong lawyers and two female practitioners, he didn’t dare to leave the hotel from the main entrance as planned, but changed to another exit.
Theresa Chu, spokesperson for the Taiwan Falun Gong Human Rights Group, said that Beijing scoundrel mayor Guo Jinlong, who has participated in the persecution, lowered his specifications and left in panic to avoid meeting with two female human rights lawyers. He didn’t dare to take the main entrance in a noble and dignified manner, due to what he has done as a persecutor. But the Falun Gong lawyers group persisted and were able to deliver the complaint to his hotel room door on the last night before Guo Jinlong left Taiwan. Guo’s guards and entourage accepted the complaint on his behalf.
According to the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association, prisons, forced labor camps, and detention centers in Beijing are notorious for employing ruthless abuses and severe torture in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. The Beijing Judicial Bureau and Police Department, which are the competent authorities of the prisons, forced labor camps, and detention centers, are Beijing municipal government organizational units, and are under the direct control of Beijing's mayor. It is an indisputable fact that Guo Jinlong ranks in the No.1 position of Beijing's party and government leadership. He is an active participant in implementing the CCP’s genocidal policies [against Falun Gong], and should certainly take primary responsibility for the severe and illegal incidents of persecution taking place in forced labor camps, prisons, and detention centers that are under his jurisdiction.
List of Persecution Events That Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong Has Participated In:
Between December 2004 and November 2007, when Guo was party chief in Anhui Province, he prepared reports and a strategic handbook for the repression of Falun Gong activities in the province, leading to the illegal arrest of at least 37 Falun Gong practitioners.
In November 2007, when Guo was deputy party chief, deputy Beijing Mayor, and acting mayor, he continuously commanded the persecution of Falun Gong in public meetings.
In January 2008, when Guo was executive chairman of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee, Guo was involved in the arrests of 586 Falun Gong practitioners during a six-month period (between January and July 2008). Musician Yu Zhou died in police custody within ten days of his arrest.
From January 2008 to today, while Guo was Beijing's Mayor and deputy party chief, he has been involved in the arrests of 104 Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing, including between May 12 and May 31, 2008, during the earthquake disaster.